Sad day for the USA

I’m aware Jamestown might not be the biggest soccer town in all the land. But people still should be a little upset about Team USA blowing a shot at the London Olympics this year.

Thanks to aggregate tournament scoring, underlined by shoddy goal keeping in the closing seconds of injury times, USA’s hopes of send a team to London are squashed.

Team USA gave up a tie to El Salvador on a misplaced save from goalie Sean Johnson.

Because the US lost to Canada and a tie now with El Salvador, USA will not reach the semi-final round of CONCACAF Olympic qualifying.

We rarely get the chance to embrace soccer on an international level here. This loss is just one more opportunity washed away by the tears of an underachieving group of young men.