Roster cuts are never an easy process. That conversation between coach and player has to be one of the worst. Something along the lines of: “Thanks, you gave it your all, but it wasn’t good enough.” Ouch.
Every player reacts differently to this difficult conversation. Positivity is a common theme.
I believe in destiny! I will work harder and serve my country next time my services will be needed. Good Luck in Brazil guys! #proudAmerican— Terrence Boyd (@TBoyd91)May 22, 2014
— Maurice Edu (@MauriceEdu)May 23, 2014
Have a blessed day everyone!— Joe Corona (@JoeCorona15)May 22, 2014
Others have a sadder tone…
Gutted. At peace tho knowing i did everything i could and made it a tough decision for coaches. All the best to the boys in Brazil #USMNT— Michael Parkhurst (@MFparkhurst)May 22, 2014
I gave absolutely everything, not just this camp but every time I put on the jersey. Zero regrets. All the best boys— Clarence Goodson (@ClarenceGoodson)May 22, 2014
But one of the best approaches: humor. Standing ovation for you, Brad Evans.
You got off easy this time @Cristiano— Brad Evans (@brad_evans3)May 23, 2014