After American soccer's Waterloo, the fallout nearly surely will lead to a new coach and possibly a new USSF head. There will be more players developed over the years.
"There is no denying that this is a setback for all of us involved with the game in our country", Major League Soccer said in a statement.
With fingers pointing at anyone connected to the men's national team, Sunil Gulati, the president of the sport's national federation, is under pressure now.
"In the nearly 12 years during which Sunil Gulati has been the USSF's president, little or nothing has been done to enhance our prospects", Commisso said in a statement. It was lethargic. We got ourselves in a bad situation and paid the price for it.
While fans fulminated over the front office, the next national team coach must instigate a ruthless roster purge.
Arena, whose contract runs out in July, did not resume his role with U.S. Soccer under the best circumstances last November. The Americans won't even play a competitive match for almost two years, until the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. But Trinidad and Tobago - who had won only one of their previous nine games - scuppered their hopes combined with Panama and Honduras both winning.
A shocked Gulati was measured in his reaction. "Sometimes when these things happen, that's when you have the real impetus and chance for change".
"We will look at everything, obviously, all of our programmes, both the national team and all the development stuff".
"It should never come down to having score one goal in Trinidad to get to the World Cup", he said.
European clubs discovered there was huge money to be made by playing preseason exhibitions across the pond, growing the sport's audience. It doesn't take National Basketball Association height or NFL muscle to be a great soccer player.
As the humiliation sunk in, there were calls for US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati to be jettisoned even though he is running the three-nation bid to host the 2026 World Cup. There were no young goalkeepers considered challengers to Howard and Brad Guzan.
"The most disturbing part for me was the lack of urgency displayed", Donovan said on The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday.
Asked whether he has second-guessed himself about using the same lineup that started in the 4-0 victory over Panama four days earlier, Arena responded forcefully.
Ramos started his career with the national team as a player in 1988.
After Jurgen Klinsmann was sacked in November of 2016 after two disastrous losses in the opening matches of CONCACAF qualifying for the World Cup.
In addition to Gulati, former usa internationals Cobi Jones and Marcelo Balboa piled on with their own criticism of the team's performance. An interim coach is a possibility.
"That's CONCACAF", Arena said. "What are we doing?"
'Certainly, I think if our league [the MLS] continues to grow it benefits the national team program, ' Arena told reporters Tuesday.
What ensued over the next 10 months was an utter disaster, as the United States finished with just 12 points in 10 matches to finish fifth in the six-team qualifying group. Nothing has to change. And I think that's kind of natural in any position where someone remains unchallenged for so long and fresh ideas aren't invited and executed. Gulati will be standing for a fourth term and although the U.S. has introduced a three-term limit for its presidency, it is unclear if that will apply to Gulati (like all of football's recent reforms, it seems it probably doesn't have to apply to all-powerful incumbents or good old boys). That sort of quality would play well with the USMNT, which he'll be familiar with as a former player.