US Men’s Soccer Team To Avenge USWNT As FIFA World Cup Hopes Begin

Published 08/18/2021, 3:09 PM EDT


USA men’s soccer team will look to qualify and give an incredible performance at the upcoming FIFA World Cup to avenge the USWNT.

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The FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious football tournament in the world. It takes place quadrennially. It has 32 nations going up against one another for the marvelous trophy. Furthermore, this is one of those tournaments wherein fans from all over the world come together in the name of love and passion for the beautiful game. This time, it is going to take place in Qatar in the month of November, 2022. However, the excitement and adrenaline rush for it can be sensed even now.

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The U.S. Men’s National Team poses for a team photo before an exhibition soccer match between the U.S. Mens National Team and the Uruguay Mens National Team on Sept. 10, 2019, at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO.

US men’s soccer team recent performance

Even though Brazil won its second Olympic title, the USA was not far adrift. In the Gold Cup finals held in Las Vegas, the team held the trophy and celebrated massively. The US men’s soccer team successfully beat its neighbor Mexico with a score of 1-0.

How was the US women’s soccer performance?

Although the men were able to enjoy their feat happily, the women’s team suffered a shock defeat. As a result of losing to Canada, the women’s team’s twenty-year reign came to an end.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Soccer Football – Women – Semifinal – United States v Canada – Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Ibaraki, Japan – August 2, 2021. Carli Lloyd of the United States looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Henry Romero

Considering the past performances of both the teams, the tables have seemed to turn. It used to be the women’s soccer team sweeping a gold or winning the World Cup, whereas the men’s soccer team lost out on the opportunity to do so.

Going into the Tokyo Olympics too, the women had an unbeatable record. Being 4-time World Champions, their defeat in the semi-final definitely came as a blow.

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Hopes for the US men’s soccer team in FIFA World Cup, 2022

Although the women suffered a defeat early in the tournament, the men’s team looks fierce and positive to proceed ahead. Moreover, the men’s team coach Gregg Berhalter’s trained the squad brilliantly. The plan to make two separate teams in two regionals led to a smooth glory. First, winning the Nations League in Denver and then defeating the Mexicans in the Gold Cup.

This tournament is in the past, and now we shift toward qualifying,” Berhalter said. “We know it’s going to be grueling, but we think the player pool has matured and it’s been battle-tested, and now we move on.

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Beating the ancient rivals Mexico in two consecutive finals within a span of 2 months must’ve been euphoric for the men’s side. Things are certainly looking good for the men’s team whereas the women have to pull up their socks to go above and beyond.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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