USMNT legend DaMarcus Beasley loses a TOOTH right before going on air for FOX Sports as he reveals he pocketed it to make sure he got on live TV
USMNT legend DaMarcus Beasley has sensationally lost a tooth just before Fox Sports went to cover the 2022 FIFA World Cup as the ex-midfielder had to pocket it to make sure he got his line to go. don’t miss on live TV.
The only American to play in four World Cups, his first in 2002 and last in 2014, was caught off guard by the unexpected on Sunday evening following US broadcasts of England’s 3-0 victory over Senegal and France’s victory over Poland ( 3-1).
The 40-year-old Beasley, who made 126 appearances and scored 17 goals in 16 years for the US, was subsequently berated by TV presenter Kate Abdo for vowing never to ‘come back’ on Fox Sports.
Ex-USMNT midfielder DaMarcus Beasley with 126 caps lost his tooth on Fox Sports on Sunday
The 40-year-old, who went to four World Cups with the US, was stunned by the moment on TV
His guest appearance on live TV comes a day after the USMNT was eliminated by the Netherlands (3-1) in Al Rayyan in the round of 16 of the World Cup. The result was the same as in 2010 and 2014.
“We’ve shown that we can compete with top teams and we just want to change the story because of course we don’t think we’ve gotten enough respect for American football and the way we play in recent years. said midfielder Weston McKennie. “I think we’ve achieved a bit of that at this World Cup.”
Expectations were high for a team with a core of young, rising stars playing in some of Europe’s top leagues, after previous generation veterans such as Beasley paved the way for them to move abroad.
Fox Sports scolded the ex-Rangers and Manchester City man after vowing never to return
Landon Donovan of the US, left, celebrates with DaMarcus Beasley, right, against Mexico in 2007
The co-owner of Fort Wayne FC played for PSV, Manchester City, Glasgow Rangers and Hannover 96 during his playing days on the Old Continent.
He also won five CONCACAF Gold Cups for his country and was part of the US’ best World Cup performance in over half a century by reaching the quarter-finals.
Since the US in 1930, no country in North and Central America and the Caribbean has reached the semi-finals.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup, meanwhile, is from June 26 to July 16 and most European-based American players should be available, including star player and Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic, Borussia Dortmund’s Gio Reyna and Brenden Aaronson.
The USMNT withdrew from the World Cup after losing 3-1 to the Netherlands on Saturday
With the US automatically berthed for the 2026 World Cup as a co-host, next year’s Gold Cup will be one of the few opportunities in the cycle to have the core group available for competitive play.
However, after the weekend loss to the Dutch, USA head coach Gregg Berhalter would not say whether he wanted to stay on.
“For the next few weeks I’ll clear my head, sit down and think about the future,” he said.
Berhalter’s contract expires this month. Berhalter has led the Americans to 37 wins, 11 losses and 12 draws, leading the team to its first World Cup appearance in eight years after failing to qualify for Russia 2018.