Better luck next year.
The U.S. was just disqualified from competing in the World Cup after the men’s team lost in a match with Trinidad and Tobago. This is the first time the U.S. men’s soccer team has missed the World Cup since 1986.
The U.S.’s failure to qualify has been partially attributed to Panama’s team successfully securing their place in the World Cup by defeating Costa Rica. However, a goal that helped decide the match has come under question.
Soccer is one crazy sport. But it’s not one you typically associate with America. When I think of U.S. sports, I think football, baseball, and basketball. Heck, I even think of a golf as a quintessential American sport. I never think of soccer in this way.
Most Americans are in agreement with right-wing radio host Glenn Beck when it comes to the World Cup. Here’s what he said about the competition back in 2010: “It doesn’t matter how many celebrities you get, it doesn’t matter how many bars open early, it doesn’t matter how many beer commercials they run, we don’t want the World Cup, we don’t like the World Cup, we don’t like soccer, we want nothing to do with it.”
Of course, some desperate liberals are blaming the U.S. failing to qualify for the World Cup on – who else? – President Trump.
All I gotta say is USA was always in the World Cup when trump wasn’t president
— Pepe (@pepito3768) October 11, 2017
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— pdr (@PGAlday1010) October 11, 2017
The US misses the World Cup once Trump became president. Coincidence?
— Carlos Mariscal (@clos_11) October 11, 2017
These guys are real comedians, am I right?
Meanwhile, Trump is actually fixing a sport Americans do like to watch. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell just sent a letter to the League, urging players to stand for the National Anthem before games.
The U.S. may not be competing in the World Cup, but we’re about to see NFL players once again standing for the National Anthem and respecting our country.
I’ll take the latter over the former any day.
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