Football pundit and former USA Men’s National Team player Taylor Twellman is always reliable for a strong opinion.

But even by his standards his rant on ESPN’s Sport Centre on Tuesday night was epic.

Twellman was speaking shortly after America’s 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago – a result that confirmed the USA’s absence from next summer’s World Cup.

And he didn’t hold back on the state of the game of soccer in America.

Twellman wasn’t the first pundit to call out the USA team.

Alexi Lalas steamed into the USA’s “soft millionaires” last month following the previous disappointing round of qualification matches.

And while his delivery sometimes grates, Lalas will feel some of his points have been proved correct.