The United States soccer team have failed to qualify for the 2016 Olympics after losing to Colombia in a qualifying play-off.

USMNT’s U-23 squad will miss out on an Olympics tournament for the second consecutive time, after missing out in 2012.

After missing out in London, the team won’t be travelling to Rio, meaning they miss consecutive tournaments for the first time in 50 years.


Jurgen Klinsmann, had made the U23 team a priority, as their success is a clear indicator of the program and the future of soccer in America.

The shock 2-1 loss to Columbia left U23 boss Andi Herzog ‘really disappointed and emotional’ in his post-match interview.

As the sport continues to grow, many believe it’s not always about winning but the developing of players, but missing out on two major tournaments in a row won’t help these young players.


In the coming weeks senior boss Klinsmann is expected to answer the important question of where the program goes next.