US Soccer History

The US and the 1990 World Cup
US World Cup History

The US and the 1990 World Cup

Our series on the US and the World Cup continues with the 1990 World Cup, After nearly being eliminated in the preliminary qualification round, the US would need to win its final qualification game before making its first World Cup appearance in 40 years.

The World Cup drought: US Soccer, 1950-1990
US World Cup History

The World Cup drought: US Soccer, 1950-1990

We continue our series on the US and the World Cup with a look at why the US failed to qualify for the tournament between 1950 and 1990.

The US and the 1950 World Cup
US World Cup History

The US and the 1950 World Cup

Our series looking back at the US in the World Cup continues with a look the 1950 tournament in Brazil. The historic win over England would be the last US World Cup victory for 44 years.

The US and the 1934 World Cup
US World Cup History

The US and the 1934 World Cup

The 1934 US World Cup team had a Philadelphia manager and coach and also included five players from the Philadelphia German Americans ASL team.

US goalkeeper Jimmy Douglas makes a save in the semifianl match against Argentina. The US lost 6-1.
US World Cup History

The US at the 1930 World Cup

We continue our series on the US at the World Cup with a look at the first World Cup in 1930, where the Bert Patenaude scored the first hat trick in World Cup history and the US finished the tournament in third place.

Prelude to the US at the first World Cup
US Soccer History / US World Cup History

Prelude to the US at the first World Cup

Our series on the history of the US at the World Cup begins with how the first World Cup came to be in 1930 and a look at the US national team’s international play before then.

Meet the Babe Ruth of American Soccer
US Soccer History

Meet the Babe Ruth of American Soccer

Billy Gonsalves didn’t make US Soccer’s All-time Best XI, but Steve Holroyd explains how he is the Babe Ruth of American soccer.

While you weren’t watching: The US Best XI you didn’t get to see
US Soccer History

While you weren’t watching: The US Best XI you didn’t get to see

Did you know the U.S. national team played games before 1990? The USSF apparently didn’t, given its recent 100th Anniversary Best XI selections. Steve Holroyd investigates.