1,632 days after their stunning loss to Trinidad & Tobago in Couva, the US Men’s National Team have qualified for the World Cup. After the disastrous end to their 2018 qualifying campaign, missing their first World Cup in six cycles, the USMNT will head to Qatar in November.
Simply needing to not lose by six goals in the final match of the qualifying campaign, the US fell 2-0 in San Jose, Costa Rica, a place where they’ve only earned a single point in program history, and have lost every match since 1985. While they weren’t able to match their strong performances against Mexico and Panama last week, the result was enough to book a ticket to Qatar.
The USMNT finish third overall in Concacaf World Cup qualifying, with Canada taking the top spot after their historic performance.
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The USMNT will learn their World Cup group stage opponents tomorrow. The World Cup draw will take place on Friday in Doha, Qatar. 32 teams will be sorted into eight groups of four. The USMNT will be placed in Pot 2, comprised of the eighth to 15th highest rated countries. The draw will begin at 11 am CT and can be watched live on FS1 and Telemundo.