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FIFA World Cup: Team USA

Team USA Results & Schedule


Boston Mountain Publishing, Tuesday. November 29, 2022 3:06 PM




















Qatar is hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup this year and the host has been the topic of some controversy with sponsorships deals, sales, and accommodations for visiting fans in the early weeks of the tournament. The games run from November 18 through December 20, 2022.



The first World Cup was played in 1930 and was hosted by Uruguay who also went on to win the first Cup beating Argentina 4-2 in the final.


France is defending their World Cup title from their run in 2018. It was their second World Cup title. They opened this year's tournament strong against Australia on Tuesday winning 4-1 in their first match.


Brazil has won the most World Cup trophies with 5, followed by Italy and Germany with 4 each. Brazil is also the only team to qualify for every World Cup.




USA




Team USA needed to win against IRAN today to continue their run towards the World Cup Championship and they did just that, winning 1-0 to advance out of Group B with 5 total points scoring their only goal i=on the day at the 37-minute mark. England also advances in the tournament after taking down Wales 3-0 today.




TEAM USA SCHEDULE





USA vs. WALES - November 21


Final: 1-1 Draw


1 Point






USA vs. ENGLAND - November 25


Final: 0-0 Draw

1 Point





USA vs. IRAN: TODAY


Final:


3 Points





GROUP B



ENGLAND - 7 Points

USA - 5 Points

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IRAN - 3 Points

WALES - 1 Point



Top 2 team point scorers in Group B move on.



Team USA moves on to the Round of 16 and takes on the Netherlands on Saturday, December 3.






Team USA has 26 players and is led by coach Gregg Berhalter.


Forward Christian Pulisic has the most notoriety of the players, gaining popularity at a young age in the US before moving to England and currently playing for Chelsea. He will be in charge of the offensive attack, either scoring himself or setting up his teammates throughout the tournament. Expect him to play every minute.


Forward Jesus Ferreira will also lead the front line and look to strike or create space for their attack.


Midfielder Brenden Aaronson will make his appearance known for Team USA, as his speed and understanding of the game will help setup some critical opportunities for the team.


Defenseman Tim Ream is the veteran on the team at 35 years old and will be the vocal leader of this team.



Last Monday's game against Wales was Team USA's first World Cup Match since 2014 as they did not qualify for the tournament in 2018.


Their best finish in the World Cup was reaching the Quarterfinals in 2002.



2018 - Did not qualify


2014 - Round of 16


2010 - Round of 16


2006 - Group stage


2002 - Quarterfinals





Tournament Updates:


  • Considered one of the tournament favorites, Argentina was upset by Saudi Arabia in their first match 2-1 last Tuesday.


  • Another upset last Wednesday when Japan won 2-1 against Germany, again a team that many considered one of the tournament favorites this year.


  • Spain and Germany played to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.


  • France, the defending Champions continue their winning ways and have secured their way out of Group D with two early wins.













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