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US men's soccer team fails to qualify for World Cup with stunning loss to Trinidad and Tobago

COUVA, Trinidad - The longest, most arduous journey for a U.S. national soccer team in a generation was stopped just short of the finish line Tuesday, with Trinidad and Tobago dealing the Americans a crushing 2-1 upset just minutes before both Panama and Honduras won their final qualifiers.

The U.S. started the day needing only a draw to reach its eighth consecutive World Cup. Instead, the three results combined to drop the Americans to fifth in the six-team CONCACAF

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