USA men's soccer team fails to qualify for World Cup for first time since 1986

For the first time since the Reagan administration, the US men's national soccer team has failed to advance to the World Cup.

Team USA was defeated by Trinidad & Tobago 2-1 on Tuesday night, keeping USA out of the top four in the CONCACAF qualifying standings and denying the Americans a trip to the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

Teenage phenom Christian Pulisic scored a goal early in the second half to pull USA to within a goal, but they couldn't find the equalizer late in the game. 

USA was eliminated with the loss and a late goal by Panama in their game vs. Costa Rica. Mexico, Panana and Costa Rica advanced out of the CONCACAF group, with Honduras still eligible for the World Cup in a playoff with Australia.

The US men's team had advanced out of group and was one of the final 16 teams standing in each of the last two World Cups.

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