US World Cup 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
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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.

An all-World Cup 23 player US roster? You decide.
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An all-World Cup 23 player US roster? You decide.

Who would you pick for an all-World Cup US team? We’ve made it easier by creating a preliminary 30-player roster of US at the World Cup greats. The final 23 is up to you.

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England, the USA, Philadelphia and the 1950 World Cup

It first started during the unlikely run of the US in the Confederations Cup: was the victory over Spain the US team’s greatest victory since the 1-0 victory over England in the 1950 World Cup hosted by Brazil? If the US had beaten Brazil in the Confederations Cup final, would […]