Soccer-US men's team 'devastated' at failing to qualify for Olympics : coach
The United States are 'absolutely devastated' at missing out on qualification for the Olympic men's soccer tournament following Sunday's 2-1 ...
SportThe United States are"absolutely devastated" at missing out on qualification for the Olympic men's soccer tournament following Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Honduras, said coach Jason Kreis.Soccer Football - Concacaf Olympic Qualifiers - Semi final - Honduras v United States - Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico - March 28, 2021 Jackson Yueill and Aaron Herrera of the U.S. looks dejected after Honduras' Juan Carlos Obregon scored their first goal REUTERS/Henry Romero
4related media assets (image or videos) available. Click to see the gallery.29 Mar 2021 03:40PMShare this contentBookmarkREUTERS: The United States are"absolutely devastated" at missing out on qualification for the Olympic men's soccer tournament following Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Honduras, said coach Jason Kreis.
Defeat in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament means the United States will miss a third successive Games, with their last appearance coming in Beijing.AdvertisementAdvertisementJuan Carlos Obregon and Luis Palma scored for Honduras with U.S. captain Jackson Yueill replying for his side. headtopics.com
"Absolutely devastated," Kreis said after the match."In our locker room, the guys are, it's like a tragedy."I think we all wanted this so bad ... and I think it could be that when you want it too bad, you put yourself in a position where you can't perform to the level needed.
"We weren't good enough to get it done, because I do believe we had enough quality in our team, we had enough ability in our team.AdvertisementAdvertisement"But just at the end of it ... tonight I didn't think it was quite enough."
Honduras will play Mexico in Tuesday's final, with both teams advancing to the July 23-Aug. 8 Tokyo Olympics from the North and Central America and the Caribbean zone.(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford) Read more: CNA »
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