First Time US hasn't qualified since 1986
The U.S. men's national team will only be spectators during the 2018 World Cup in Russia. That's because the USMNT lost 2-1 at Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday night in the final match of the hexagonal group stage. The loss, plus a winning goal from Panama in the dying seconds against Costa Rica gave the Panamanians the third and final direct spot in the group, eliminating Bruce Arena's squad. Honduras defeated Mexico to earn the fourth spot.