Four American soccer players sat in a circle on the turf of Khalifa Stadium an

hour after getting knocked out of the World Cup.

The United States men's national team gave everything it had through four games,

but Saturday, it met a better team in the Netherlands that beat

them 3-1, ending their hopes of reaching the World Cup

quarterfinals for the first time in 20 years.

DeAndre Yedlin, Tim Weah, Aaron Long and

exactly that over the last two weeks in Qatar.