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Some players from the United States gathered together at the conclusion of yesterday's loss to Holland to put their whole perspective into the right context.
While the defeat eliminated the Americans - a devastating blow for their hopes of further advancement - it showed the promise of improvement in a squad that entered the 2022 World Cup as the second youngest at an average age of 25.2 years.
In the wake of the loss, five players went out onto the pitch, spoke to each other, sat in a circle on the grass, and prayed together to take in the Qatar nights for the final time.
Winger Timothy Weah, right back DeAndre Yedlin, center back Aaron Long, and midfielder and captain Tyler Adams were spotted walking out onto the pitch together after the matches had finished - speaking to each other as they did so.
(L to R) DeAndre Yedlin, Tim Weah, Tyler Adams, and Aaron Long walk on the field after losing
The USMNT fell in the round of 16 to Holland by a 3-1 score that saw multiple defensive errors
Later, reserve goalkeeper Sean Johnson joined them, sitting down in the circle with them.
Cameras then caught Johnson, Long, Weah, and Yedlin standing together and