US dreams were dashed on Tuesday when they lost 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago to finish fifth in the six-team North, Central American and Caribbean (CONCACAF) qualifying group. We're building a consistent professional league.
Wearing what appeared to be the exact same suit as he wore when ranting with Max Bretos on ESPN on Tuesday night when he called the US performance an utter embarrassment, Twellman joined the a.m. SportsCenter to continue what he began the night before. We have players playing overseas of some quality'. Few expressed their frustration more effectively than former New England Revolution forward Taylor Twellman.
"If this failure does not wake up everyone from United States soccer to Major League Soccer from Pay-to-Play to broadcasters to everything, then we're all insane", Twellman said.
"That should never have happened with the billion dollars plus that is going into MLS and youth soccer development but it did and every single person should look themselves in the mirror", he added.
Twellman also rejected the notion that the United States had a hard road to qualify in CONCACAF, the North American soccer federation, which is something Arena previously suggested before Tuesday's loss.
One petition to fire Arena has already been started. Previous coach Jurgen Klinsmann did not have the USA on tract to qualify for the World Cup after home losses to Mexico and Costa Rica.
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati, who is expected to face a challenge to his leadership with two potential candidates having expressed an interest in standing against him in the next elections, also questioned the need for change.
In advancing to the round of 16 in three of the past four World Cup tournaments, the US had found itself targeting a deeper run in soccer's showpiece event - leaving Twellman dumbfounded by Tuesday's developments.
Those broadcasts - especially Fox's - will likely see a decrease in viewership without the U.S.in contention.
Football pundit Taylor Twellman was outraged after the United States of America failed to qualify for the World Cup - watch his reaction here.