Question: What do Iceland, Tunisia, Senegal, Croatia, Costa Rica, Panama and Nigeria all have in common?
Answer: All those countries qualified for – and are playing in – the World Cup, the world championship of soccer.
Here's the kicker: The United States is not. We. Did. Not. Qualify.
We weren't good enough. The rest of the world doesn't have us – as in U.S. – to kick around this year. Where the World Cup is concerned, we are on the outside looking in.