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Out of Panama!  The United States caused an embarrassment in the Copa America soccer tournament

Out of Panama! The United States caused an embarrassment in the Copa America soccer tournament

Instead of the North Americans hosting the World Cup in two years, Panama finished second with a 3-1 (1-0) win over Bolivia. Uruguay.

Canada is the only 2026 World Cup co-host still in contention in the trial run, as Mexico also lost in the preliminary round earlier.

Led by former Dortmunder Christian Pulisic, the USA put up a tough battle against record Copa champions Uruguay, winning 15 times, as did Argentina. Fans and players experienced a roller coaster of emotions in Kansas City.

Uruguay's goal-scorer Matias Oliveira (66th) immediately closed the door on a quarter-final berth for the United States as news of Bolivia's draw in the parallel game fueled hopes of advancing.

“If you look at the faces of the team and the players, we are very disappointed with the result,” said Berhalter, who wants to continue despite being eliminated until the World Cup in two years: “We know we are more capable. , we didn't show it in this match.” It is the first time a Copa competitor has failed to advance beyond the group stage.

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