Last night, the U.S. men’s soccer team kicked the nuts clean off Trinidad and Tobago, setting them up well ahead of the next round of World Cup Qualifying, and, most promisingly, did so by featuring the prodigious talents of the wonderteen himself, Christian Pulisic. All should be happy in USMNT land, then, right? Not quite.
Here’s a tweet from USMNT legend and current Fox Sports soccer analyst Eric Wynalda, responding to a tweet questioning current USMNT midfielder Alejandro Bedoya’s seemingly automatic place in Jurgen Klinsmann’s starting lineup:
Bedoya—who is, let’s not forget, a certified Real One on Twitter—clapped back soon after with this since-deleted barb:
(For the uninitiated, the “Harkes & that ‘98 World Cup” business is in reference to fellow former U.S. international John Harkes’s surprise omission from America’s 1998 World Cup squad. The rumor at the time placed the blame for Harkes’s exclusion on Harkes having an affair with one of his teammates’ wives, leading then-manager Steve Sampson to kick him out of the group. This rumor has since been confirmed by both Wynalda and Sampson.)
While Bedoya eventually felt like he went too far with the previous tweet, leading him to delete it, he was not done going in on Wynalda:
The two continued going back and forth:
Well that sure was something.