One of the bad things about the USMNT missing out on the World Cup is that there will now be a generation of youngsters who won’t fall in love with the team and the sport. And while it’s only been days since the U.S.’s ouster became official, we’re already seeing examples of this phenomenon. Case in point: the above interviews with some little tykes, most of whom are less than heartbroken about Team America’s fate.

These kids are the testaments to your failure, U.S. Soccer. Look into their eyes, and promise not to let them down like this again.