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America agree to give up football altogether after failing to qualify for World Cup 2018

America won't play football any more after a disastrous World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign

America will give up football and concentrate on ‘traditional’ American sports like NFL and ice hockey after failing to qualify for World Cup 2018.

Bruce Arena’s side finished second from bottom in a group containing Honduras, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago.

A 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago, who finished bottom of the group, confirmed their failure to qualify.

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An inside source, Lee Satchell, explained: “It’s time to end the confusion.

“Soccer, football, american football, american soccer. It’s all just got a bit too much.

“It’s time to focus on what we’re good at. And that isn’t football.

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Preparing for a career in NFL

“We’re not going to leave our players out in the cold though.

“Christian Pulisic is going to New York Giants to try out as their quarterback. They need a bit of cheering up after OBJ’s injury.

“Jozy Altidore has been signed up by Los Angeles Lakers to play power forward.

“They’re already hoping he can be the new Stephen Curry.

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Jozy just found out his move to LA Lakers has gone through

“And we’ve got Tim Howard a move to the Pittsburgh Penguins so he can try out a bit of ice hockey.

“We should have given football up as soon as Landon Donovan retired to be honest, but we thought Freddy Adu was going to come back and light up world football.

“Right, I’m off to pick my NFL Fantasy Football team. Go Bengals!”


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