This controversial goal is what eliminated the U.S. from the World Cup.
The United States’ men’s national team will not play in the World Cup.
The Americans were eliminated from contention tonight, as they fell to Trinidad and Tobago, 2-1. It’s the first time since 1986 that the U.S. men haven’t qualified.
U.S. is out, in part, because of a phantom goal allowed in the Panama-Costa Rica game.
This “goal” scored by Panama pushed the U.S. into fifth place in their group, which is out of qualifying contention.
Esa bola nunca entró ¡Árbitro vulgar! pic.twitter.com/9xyrrZIzWt
— TDMás (@tdmas_cr) October 11, 2017
The ball never crossed the line.
Panama scored later to get the win, knocking the U.S. out of the World Cup with the Americans also losing.
Panama is IN.
Roman Torres' late goal sends Panama to the World Cup. pic.twitter.com/dP8qUK5PiE
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) October 11, 2017