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USMNT puts forth historically inept display in crushing WCQ loss

Juan Carlos Ulate / Reuters

The United States is in the basement of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. No, that's not a typo. Nor is it a joke.

A stunning 4-0 loss at the hands of Costa Rica on Tuesday evening saw Jurgen Klinsmann's men fall for the second consecutive match - following last week's setback against Mexico - and sees the Americans fall to last place in the Hex, below winless Trinidad and Tobago by virtue of an inferior goal difference (minus-five).

Related - Watch: Costa Rica humiliates United States with 3 goals in 10 minutes

Goals from Johan Venegas and Christian Bolanos were supplemented by a brace from Joel Campbell, consigning the U.S. to a loss that established a run of futility in World Cup qualifying that hasn't been seen in over a decade.

Unable to craft anything even vaguely resembling a legitimate scoring chance, the Americans looked disinterested, lead-footed and, most alarmingly for Klinsmann's job prospects, ill prepared.

Come the resumption of World Cup qualifying in March, the United States could very well be working under the tutelage of a new manager.

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