The Ringer dropped a 10,000 word bomb on Tuesday, detailing the many faults and fractures behind the scenes of the US Men’s National Team, and USA Soccer as a whole, that led to the men’s team missing out on World Cup 2018. We couldn’t let that go without spending some quality time podcasting about it, so I brought back two longtime SportsPolitik favorites — Dan Karell, who has covered soccer for many years and currently covers Louisville City FC, and Dr. Matthew Zimmerman, whose professional journalism career saw him cover the LA Galaxy and Team USA. We talk about our reflections from the piece, the interesting interviews, the logistical issues of the Klinsmann era, and the problematic present and future of USA Soccer.