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The pain, the heartbreak, and the embarrassment that the US Men's Soccer Team felt after failing to beat (in fact, tie) Trinidad and Tobago on October 10, 2017, is now history.
Instead of constantly looking back, as many USMNT fans have the past five years, it has come a time that the USMNT has something to look forward to. The golden generation, headlined by 23-year-old Christian Pulisic, has gotten the program back on track.
After winning the Concacaf Nations League and Gold Cup in the summer, both in finals against arch-nemesis Mexico, the US did something much bigger, even though they didn’t get a trophy at the final whistle.
The USMNT qualified for the World Cup.
The USMNT made America proud to support the team again.
The 2022 World Cup, which will take place in Qatar through November and December, will be a time for the USMNT fans to rejoice, celebrate, and show off their American pride.
However, the USMNT still has a lot of work to do until then. The USMNT, led by Gregg Berhalter (proud TSC interviewee), need to find their ideal XI and solidify the much-questioned number 9 spot.
As for the World Cup itself, the US will have a chip on their shoulder as they play England, Iran, and either Ukraine, Wales, or Scotland. All tough opponents who will pose a huge challenge for the USMNT, especially England.
England, notorious for making fun of American soccer fans, can’t wait to play the US. And in order to win, the US needs to have the mindset of that they can’t wait to play England. They can’t wait to prove them wrong, and most importantly, prove themselves right. The squad has 332 million Americans, who will support the team loud and proud, backing them come time for the World Cup.
It's time for the golden generation to put the gloomy days of 2017 in the past and finally shine like the gold that they are.
Pulisic, Mckennie, Dest, and the whole crew need to show up and show out come World Cup time.
The USMNT are underestimated and laughed at by their international foes, and it’s time the US shows how far it’s come and finally proves their mark on the international soccer scene.
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