'A bunch of soft, tattooed millionaires' - Alexi Lalas calls out USMNT in epic rant

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The U.S. national team has been struggling in World Cup qualifiers, and the squad's former defender unloaded on them during an MLS broadcast

Former U.S. national team defender and current TV pundit Alexi Lalas went nuclear on the U.S. squad in a memorable rant on Sunday evening. 

Speaking at halftime of the Seattle Sounders' 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy on Fox Sports 1, Lalas unloaded on Bruce Arena's side, calling out a number of players by name. 

Addressing the "supposed leaders" of the team, he told Tim Howard to stop playing in the past, Michael Bradley to get out of his "zen" mentality and "play better."

Geoff Cameron, Jozy Altidore and Arena himself were also singled out during Lalas' tirade, with a passing mention of Christian Pulisic, identified only as "Wonderboy."

Even national icon Clint Dempsey could not escape his wrath. 

"What are you guys going to do?" he continued. "Are you going to continue to be a bunch of soft, under-performing, tattooed millionaires?

"You are a soccer generation that has been given everything, you are a soccer generation on the verge of squandering everything."

The U.S. fell at home to Costa Rica on Sept. 1 in a World Cup qualifier, before scraping out a 1-1 draw at Honduras four days later. 

The results leave the U.S. in fourth place heading into CONCACAF's final two qualifiers next month, a position that would only be good enough for a playoff spot against Syria or Australia. 

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