The US Men’s National Soccer Team is the culmination of the top soccer players from the United States. Often referred to as USMNT, or Team USA, the US Men’s National Soccer Team has a history that dates back to 1885, but the Yanks wouldn’t play their first official international soccer match until 30 years later when the US defeated Sweden 3-2. The US Men’s National Soccer Team competes in Federation of Internationale De Football (soccer) Association, or FIFA matches as well as in CONCACAF confederation matches. On occasion the US Men’s National Soccer Team receives invitations to tournaments sponsored by other confederations like the CONMEBOL Copa America. For decades, the USMNT did not receive much support or achieve major success in international competitions. But following the 1994 World Cup, which was held in the United States, things began to change for the US Men’s National Soccer Team. The Yanks have qualified for every World Cup since then, and have made it out of the group stage in all but 2 of those World Cup’s. During that span some of the most iconic American soccer players in history emerged, including Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Brian McBride, Jozy Altidore, and Tim Howard.
US Men’s National Soccer Team vs. Mexico
The biggest rival for the US Men’s National Soccer Team is without a doubt Mexico. The two teams represent the most successful international teams in CONCACAF, and are often battling for World Cup spots or Gold Cup titles. The first match between the United States and Mexico was in 1934, and the two teams have met over 60 times since then. Mexico and the United States have combined for more than 10 Gold Cup titles and have met in the finals on multiple occasions. The games between Mexico and the US Men’s National Soccer Team are often contentious, with fans from both teams living in both countries. Although Mexico holds the edge in overall wins, the US Men’s National Soccer Team has dominated the series since 1990.
2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 World Cup represented the top finish for the US Men’s National Soccer Team in over 70 years. The Yanks utilized a 3-2 upset over heavily favored Portugal to advance past the group stage. The United States then defeated rival Mexico to advance to the Quarter-finals. The US Men’s National Soccer Team would lose a controversial match with Germany in the quarter-finals, but the tournament was still one of the most successful in American Soccer history.
1994 FIFA World Cup
Facing much criticism from the international community, the US Men’s National Soccer Team entered the 1994 World Cup with something to prove. The World Cup was contested in the United States, and the home team was looking to put soccer in the minds of the American sports world. A 1-1 tie with Switzerland, and a 2-1 victory over Columbia pushed the US Men’s National Soccer Team through the group stage for the 1st time since 1934.
1930 FIFA World Cup
The US Men’s National Soccer Team made an appearance in the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930. The tournament would be one of the best in US Soccer history. The Yanks would defeat Belgium and Paraguay, in route to finishing 3rd in the World Cup. The result remains the best in US Men’s National Soccer Team World Cup history, and represents the top result by any team outside of South America and Europe.
US Men’s National Soccer Team Event Guide
Where does the US Men’s National Soccer Team Play?
The US Men’s National Team plays at a number of stadiums across the United States, including the Rose Bowl, Toyota Park, and other major stadiums.
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