All Bruce Arena's team needed on Tuesday night was a point from Trinidad & Tobago, but now they'll watch the World Cup on television.
Lose, and the USMNT will be watching the 2018 World Cup from their couches.
Gareth Southgate is reported to be interested if the FA approaches him.
Hong Kong fans held up signs reading "Hong Kong is not part of China" during the World Cup qualifier
Indifference to football hits record high in the country that will host the next World Cup
Fourteen FIFA officials and marketers have been indicted on similar charges.
Blatter was re-elected less than a week ago, beating out Prince Ali of Jordan for the position.