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What's next for U.S. soccer after not qualifying for World Cup?

What's next for U.S. soccer after not qualifying for World Cup?

The analysis and second-guessing began before the U.S. national team had even left the tiny stadium in central Trinidad that forever will be linked to one of the most epic failures in American soccer history.

The U.S. entered the final day of World Cup qualifying Tuesday in control of its destiny, needing only a tie against Trinidad and Tobago to advance to an eighth consecutive World Cup. Instead, it was outplayed, outhustled and outclassed by the 99th-ranked team in the world.

And when Panama and Honduras won their qualifiers moments later, the Americans’ fate was sealed and a generation of men’s soccer progress in the U.S. was stalled: The national team was out of the...

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