US Men’s National Team qualify for 2022 World Cup

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.

TeamWinDrawLossPointsGoal Difference
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Canada84228+16
πŸ‡²πŸ‡½ Mexico84228+9
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ United States74325+11
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡· Costa Rica74325+5
πŸ‡΅πŸ‡¦ Panama63521-2
πŸ‡―πŸ‡² Jamaica25711-10
πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡» El Salvador24810-10
πŸ‡­πŸ‡³ Honduras04104-19

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.

Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids.

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