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Road to Qatar!

Team USA is in preparation for the FIFA World Cup

By Ruben Rodriguez
La Feria News

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup just 151 days away. The United States have their eyes set on Qatar in November.

For the United States, This will mark their first World Cup appearance for the first time since 2014 after failing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The USA has been on fire since 2021, capturing their 7th Gold Cup title, the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League Championship and qualifying for the 2022 World Cup back in March. Led by the young trio of Christian Pulisic, Giovanni Reyna and Weston McKennie, The Stars and Stripes look to make a deep run into the Elimination Rounds after back to back losses in the Round of 16 in their last two FIFA World Cup Appearances. Team USA is currently led by Head Coach Gregg Berhatler, who alongside Reyna, Pulisic and McKennie, will make his first World Cup Appearance.

For Seeding, the United States was drawn into Group B, where they will go against England, Iran and the winner of a play in later on down the road. Other Teams to lookout for are Spain, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Portugal.

As stated earlier, The United States looks to make a deep run in the tournament. In their last two FWC appearances in Brazil 2014 and South Africa 2010, The U.S. Lost in the Round of 16. In Germany 2006, The United States were eliminated in the Group Stage. Their best World Cup Performance came in Korea-Japan 2002 where they lost in a thriller to Germany in the Quarterfinals. The 2002 USA Squad was led by the young Duo of Landon Donovan and Brian McBride. In 2010 and 2014, Team USA was led by Clint Dempsey, Michael Brsdley and Josey Altidore.

With World Cup fever slowly starting to take place, Team USA Has its sights set on lifting the Title in December.

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