Team USA Performance in FIFA World Cup So Far: USMNT’s Best Performance So Far

Team USA in FIFA World Cup so far: USMNT team will be making its 11th appearance in the world cup. United States’ best appearance will always be the inaugural edition of the World Cup as it was their first world cup and they even secured the third position by reaching the semi-finals. USA’s performance in FIFA World Cup has been a roller coaster ride.

The team failed to qualify for the World Cup last time in Russia in 2018, which was saddening for the American fans as the team did not miss any matches from 1990 to 2014  and it was the first time after all those years. But the Americans have now restored their presence in the world cup after qualifying for the 2022 edition.

USA in FIFA World Cup 1930 (inaugural edition)

USA made their first appearance in the 1930 edition making it the most memorable of all by their performance. Even after the USA did not win the match it was their best performance so far as they defeated by 3-0. United states also made the record for goalkeeper Jimmy Douglas posted the first clean sheet in the tournament that day too. After 1930 USA has not qualified the semi-finals

Till now the United States has played 33 games with 8 wins, 19 losses and 6 draws. Also after qualifying for their 11th FIFA World Cup in Qatar this year they are the team with 2nd most trips to the tournament behind Mexico from the region.

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Also, USA’s Tim Howard made the world record on 1st July 2014, despite losing the match against Belgium by 2-1 in round 16 he was named Man of the Match in the round of 16. Tim broke the record for most saves in a world cup match with 15.

USA in Qatar 2022

The stars and stripes have qualified for the qualification rounds past Costa Rica and are all set to play for Qatar 2022. Despite not being the favorites of all, the players will definitely make it past the group stage. The USA is placed in Group B with England, Iran, and Wales.


USMNT qualified for Qatar after being placed third in the CONCACAF Third Round of Qualifications with 7 wins out of 14 matches (4 draws and 3 losses).

Let’s see when the USMNT is playing in the world cup.

  • USA vs Wales: On 22nd November, 12:30 AM Onwards (IST) at Al Rayyan Stadium.
  • England vs USA: On 26th November, 12:30 AM Onwards (IST) at Al Bayt Stadium.
  • Iran vs USA: On 30th November, 12:30 AM Onwards (IST) at Al Thumama Stadium.

USA’s Best Players of all times

World Cup felt very far but now it is way too close before we know it. The 2022 World Cup will be in Qatar this year, let’s learn some of the best players in the USA by now.

Christian Pulisic is among the greatest players of the USA and is also nicknamed as Captain America because of his note-worthy performances. Apart from him Gregg Berhalter, Landon Donovan, Ricardo Pepi, and Miles Robinson are also some of the most legendary players of the USA National Team.

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Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari is pursuing her bachelor's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Ranchi. She is a sports enthusiast and currently pens down her thoughts for Sports Axle.


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