CLEVELAND (AP) — Nearly two years ago, the U.S. men’s soccer team was dealt its most devastating loss in three decades, absorbing an impossible-to-imagine setback that shattered an entire program.
The Americans can soon get some payback, though with much less at stake.
Coming off a shutout of an inferior Guyana team in its CONCACAF Gold Cup opener, the U.S. faces Trinidad and Tobago for the first time Saturday since Oct. 10, 2017, when the Soca Warriors stunned the Americans 2-1 and ended their streak of seven World Cup appearances.
The embarrassing defeat still resonates within in U.S. soccer circles and epitomizes the beauty and cruelty of the international game. The U.S. only needed