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Who Will Make the USMNT’s 23-Man Roster?

The U.S. Men’s National Team has returned to the World Cup for the first time since 2014 and the expectations will be significant for the Americans.

For many, it will be their first World Cup given the youth the Americans boast heading into Qatar.

Meanwhile, manager Gregg Berhalter will be coaching at his first World Cup despite previously playing on the world’s biggest stage as a player for the USMNT.

With Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams and a core of players eager to put their stamp on the World Cup, the USMNT certainly has a chance to make some noise in Group B, where they’ll be paired with England, Iran and a European nation still to be determined.

ONE37pm takes a look at which players will likely make the 23-man roster for the USMNT ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Goalkeepers

Zack Steffen, Matt Turner, Ethan Horvath

This will probably be the most straightforward of any of the position groups for Berhalter.

Steffen and Turner both have legitimate cases for being the starter in net once the U.S. touches down in Qatar, while Horvath has been really good in Europe for several years now.

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Sean Johnson could be a veteran that gets a shout, but this goalkeeper room is probably the least of anyone’s concerns for the Americans.

Defenders

George Bello, Sergiño Dest, Miles Robinson, Walker Zimmerman, Jedi Robinson, Chris Richards, Aaron Long, DeAndre Yedlin

The U.S. has benefitted greatly from finding a strong center back partnership over the past six-plus months with Miles Robinson and Walker Zimmermann, so that makes the job a little easier for Berhalter.

Left back has been locked down by Jedi Robinson, while the right back spot will likely go to Sergiño Dest, who has excelled at Barcelona.

Veterans like Aaron Long and DeAndre Yedlin will certainly provide cover for the Americans if they need reassurances late in matches or due to injuries.

Midfielders

Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Yunus Musah, Gianluca Busio, Luca de la Torre, Kellyn Acosta

The Americans have so much midfield talent, and the group of three that will likely start on opening day of the World Cup has been set in stone for some time.

Adams, McKennie and Musah have been three players essentially locked into the XI for the U.S., but this squad boasts great depth in the center of the park.

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Acosta and De La Torre played meaningful minutes throughout qualifying, while Busio has been quite strong at moments for Venezia throughout his debut Serie A campaign.

Forwards (6)

Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, Ricardo Pepi, Brenden Aaronson, Tim Weah, Jordan Pefok

The group up front will be largely straight forward when you have players like Aaronson, Pulisic, Reyna and Weah.

However, none of those players are primarily center forwards, which leaves the biggest questions at the No. 9 position.

Ricardo Pepi has done well at times for the USMNT, but since joining Augsburg he’s struggled to find goals regularly, opening the door for other players to make their way into the mix.

Meanwhile, Pefok should definitely be one of those players earning consideration after the season he’s had at Young Boys.

He’s arguably been the most consistent goal scorer in the American pool, and when it comes to a competition like the World Cup a team can never have enough players that can score goals in bunches.

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What is the American FootGolf League?

With the emergence of many niche sports across the United States, FootGolf continues to be an undervalued avenue for proper football players and golfers alike.

The American FootGolf League was founded back in 2011 by Roberto Balestrini and over a decade later the sport has become more relevant across the U.S. with over 250 courses nationwide.

Each year, thousands of players – both casually and competitively – take to fairways to kick a football into an oversized cup and with the 2022 AFGL season underway it feels like the perfect time to answer some questions about the U.S.’ leading FootGolf organization.

What is the American FootGolf League?

The organization oversees FootGolf in the United States and helps sanction competitive tournaments across the country.

AFGL helps bring new courses into the sport, as well as organize competitions both at the professional and amateur levels.

The AFGL is a member of the global FootGolf governing body Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG), which features many other countries around the world.

What is the AFGL Tour?

The AFGL Tour runs annually from January through December and players have the chance to gain points based on placements at each competition.

The tour runs similarly to tennis in that each tournament varies in points and difficulty.

Local FootGolf tournaments typically start at 100 points, while major competitions are valued at 250, 500 and 1000 points each depending on the size of the tournament field.

Top finishers on the AFGL Tour have the opportunity to represent the U.S. in various international competitions, including the Jansen Cup – similar set up to golf’s Ryder Cup – and the World Cup.

The next edition of the FootGolf World Cup will be played in Orlando, FL in June 2023.

How Can I Join AFGL?

AFGL is always accepting new players, both at the professional and amateur levels.

Most professional tournaments in the U.S. have over 50 players competing from all across the nation.

Tournaments are played in California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee and other states.

For more information of registering for the AFGL Tour, please visit the organization’s official website.

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Meet Benjamin Sesko, Salzburg’s Speedy Striker

Before Red Bull Salzburg emerged as one of the top destinations for youth talent in European football, there were clubs like Ajax and Sporting CP.

Salzburg, in its current capacity under Red Bull ownership, is only 16 years old and yet the club has consistently spit out some of the world’s most-recognized talents over the past decade.

Erling Haaland, Sadio Mane, Dayot Upamecano and so many others have passed through the Salzburg system and now their current side is about to propel several players onto the radar of many across the globe.

One player that is still in his infancy is Benjamin Šeško, one of the club’s most promising attacking players under the age of 20.

Here’s a closer at Šeško and how his time at Salzburg could turn him into one of the world’s next well-discussed strikers.

Šeško’s Background

Born in Slovenia, Šeško began his youth career at his local side Radece before landing with several other sides in his native country.

In 2019, Šeško joined Red Bull Salzburg and spent time with the club’s reserve side FC Liefering, where he began to shine over several seasons.

Šeško has been likened to Haaland because of his elite combination of size, a 6’4″ frame, and pace.

“My team-mates at the club tell me that Haaland and I are very similar, especially in terms of speed,” Šeško said. “Most of them even tell me that I’m better than him.”

Obviously that’s a very glowing endorsement from his teammates considering what Haaland is accomplishing at such a young age, but anyone that watches Šeško recognizes his athleticism is elite and if given the opportunity he could truly evolve into one of Europe’s best strikers.

Šeško’s Future

While players like Karim Adeyemi and Noah Okafor currently garner most of the attention for Salzburg in the attack, Šeško will be the player that’s next in line to bag goals for the Austrian giants.

At 18, Šeško has the chance to go down a similar path to Haaland, whose career skyrocketed at Salzburg.

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It only took one full season for Haaland to score 17 goals in 18 Austrian Bundesliga matches before he was sold to Dortmund.

Šeško is already being eyed by some of Europe’s elite clubs and there’s no reason to believe he won’t be on another squad within the next two to three seasons.

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2022 FIFA World Cup Groups Revealed

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will kick off in Qatar in nearly seven months and now we can start fully preparing for the craziness that will ensue.

On Friday, FIFA revealed the eight groups that will take part in this year’s competition, including the Group of Death; XXX.

This World Cup marks a return for the U.S. Men’s National Team, led by Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie.

The Americans are joined by fellow Concacaf sides Canada and Mexico, while Costa Rica still has the opportunity to qualify if they can beat New Zealand in an intercontinental playoff.

Here’s a look at all eight groups ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Group A

Qatar

The hosts reached their first World Cup in 2022 by virtue of hosting the competition and now Qatar will be looking to make some noise on home soil.

Ecuador

The South American nation is revitalized heading into 2022 after having a strong World Cup qualifying campaign. Piero Hincapie and a rejuvenated young core gives Ecuador an edge.

Senegal

The African champions have an opportunity do serious damage in Qatar with Sadio Mane, Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly among the stars in the squad.

Netherlands

The Dutch boast a strong back line led by Virgil Van Dijk and if they can find consistent scoring up front they c0uld shock some people in Qatar.

Group B

England

The Three Lions have been knocking on the door for some time and England fully deserve to be in the title conversation with many stars throughout their squad.

Ukraine/Scotland/Wales

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The U.S. has one of the top youth pools in world football at the moment and now that they’re back at the World Cup the Americans need to back up their qualifying campaign with a strong showing in Qatar.

Iran

The Middle Eastern side always boasts a top defensive unit and they make life very hard for attacking teams.

Group C

Argentina

Lionel Messi and Argentina have been one of the most successful teams in the world over the past two years and ride a 31-game unbeaten streak heading into Qatar.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia will appear in its sixth World Cup after qualifying from Asia and they’re one of the few countries that consists of all domestic-based players.

Mexico

El Tri qualified after finishing second in CONCACAF and despite not looking their best at times, Mexico is always a dangerous side when they get to the world’s biggest stage.

Poland

Poland has something that no other country boasts; Robert Lewandowski. The European nation has reached the knockout phase on four occasions and with the Bayern Munich star at the helm perhaps they can make another run.

Group D

France

The defending World Cup champions are loaded with talent and it starts with Kylian Mbappe, who continues to evolve into one of the world’s best players.

Denmark

The Danes captured the world’s hearts at Euro 2020 and now they’ll be viewed as legitimate dark-horse candidates after the return of Christian Eriksen.

Peru/Australia/UAE

Tunisia

The African nation reaches its sixth World Cup and young Man United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri will be one player to potentially watch for Tunisia.

Group E

Spain

A promising youth core led by Pedri, Gavi and others gives Spain plenty of reason to think they can compete for a title in 2022.

Japan

The Japanese almost always put on a show at the World Cup and 2022 will surely continue that trend with Takumi Minamino and Takefusa Kubo leading the way.

Costa Rica/New Zealand

Germany

Hansi Flick’s side cruised through World Cup qualifying and with a group of talented young players led by Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala the European nation has plenty of promise.

Group F

Belgium

The Red Devils are going to need Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku to step up in big ways if Belgium wants to finally climb the mountain and win its first World Cup.

Canada

The Canadians could be one of the biggest underdogs in the competition with young stars like Jonathan David and Alphonso Davies leading the way. The North American side finished atop CONCACAF qualifying and heads to only its second World Cup.

Morocco

Achraf Hakimi will be the big name that many recognize for Morocco, but this team doesn’t concede many goals and that will present challenges for anyone that faces them.

Croatia

After reaching the 2018 World Cup final, Croatia still has a strong midfield that can compete with any top nation. Luka Modric has been immense at Real Madrid and he’ll look to carry that form over.

Group G

Brazil

The South American side is competing in its record 22nd World Cup and Neymar and Co. will look to back up their perfect record during CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.

Switzerland

The Swiss always seem to find ways to exceed expectations and perhaps they can follow up their strong Euro 2020 with another good showing in November.

Serbia

The European nation could be one of the most underrated squads at the World Cup with Dusan Vlahovic and Aleksandar Mitrovic among the side’s elite attacking talents.

Cameroon

The African side is led by Vincent Aboubakar and Cameroon is a very dangerous side because of how quickly and efficiently they can attack.

Group H

Portugal

It’s not certain if this will be Cristiano Ronaldo’s final World Cup, but Portugal needs to make a deep run with the strong side they possess.

Ghana

The Black Stars have become synonymous with World Cup success over recent tournaments and they’ll be back on the biggest stage in Qatar.

Uruguay

This could be the last go around for Uruguayan stars like Luis Suarez and Diego Godin, but make no mistake, the South Americans have plenty of younger talent to put them on the path for a deep run.

South Korea

Son Heung-Min is one of the most recognizable players for South Korea and they’ll be extremely fun to watch in the attacking third.

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Qatar Opens Largest Sports Museum in the World

Qatar will play host to the biggest sports event in the world later this year when it houses the FIFA World Cup, but the Arabic nation is also the home of one of the largest sports museums in the world. 

On Wednesday, Qatar opened the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum during a ceremony at the Khalifa International Stadium, one of the hosting sites for the World Cup.

The 3-2-1 Museum is one of the latest to open as a member of the Olympic Museums Network and it was designed by Spaniard Joan Sibina.

Qatar Museums

What makes the facility so unique is that it is joined by the Khalifa International Stadium and the museum itself spans over 19,000 square meters, making it among the largest dedicated to sport in the world.

“This is the very first museum in the Middle East dedicated to achievement in sports, to exploring the profound role of sports in society and in our personal lives, and is the only Arab institution to join the international Olympic Museums Network,” said Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa.

“In doing so, we demonstrate Qatar’s commitment to the ideals of the modern Olympic Movement, which recognizes the potential for athletic competition to lift the spirit, foster cooperation among people, and encourage a healthy and productive way of life.

By hosting the World Cup this November, Qatar will be participating in the tournament for the first time in the nation’s history, making a huge achievement.

Qatar Museums

Many distinguished guests were in attendance for the unveiling, including H.H. Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani, H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani, President of Qatar Olympic Committee H.E. Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, President of International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, FIFA president Gianni Infantino, FIFA legends and ambassadors of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

The museum features several other intriguing options, including Naua – a restaurant that promotes healthy eating as well as fine dining.

To learn more about the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, please visit their official website.

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Best and Worst USMNT World Cup Draw Scenarios

The first major goal for the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2022 was to successfully qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

After a hard-fought 14-match cycle in Concacaf, the Americans were able to complete that job on Wednesday despite losing to Costa Rica.

It’s never an easy task or a given considering the hostile environments and physical teams the USMNT faces during World Cup qualifying, but now the Americans can turn towards their ultimate goal; the World Cup.

The Yanks won’t travel to Qatar until November for the kick off of the world’s greatest sporting spectacle, but there is a short turnaround with Friday’s World Cup draw.

That’s when the U.S. and 31 other nations will be drawn against one another in eight groups of four.

This is the last time for the foreseeable future that a World Cup will only feature 32 countries, with the 2026 edition of the tournament expanding to 48 nations.

There will be plenty of expectations for this American side led by Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna and Weston McKennie, so ONE37pm decided to take a look at some of the best and worst-case scenarios for the USMNT ahead of Friday’s draw.

How Does the Draw Work?

Just a quick reminder, there will be 32 teams up for selection on Friday being drawn into eight groups.

There are four pots of eight teams to select from, with teams like Brazil, England and Portugal in Pot 1 (top-ranked group).

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As hosts of the World Cup, Qatar has also been placed in Pot 1 and they’ll be automatically dropped into Group A.

From that point, teams will be drawn so that one Pot 1 team will be in Groups B-H and then they’ll move onto Pots 2-4.

The USMNT is in Pot 2 after being ranked 15 in the latest FIFA World Rankings.

Worst-Case Scenarios

Let’s preface this by saying everything here is hypothetical and the draw won’t take place until tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean we can’t play out some doomsday scenarios real quick.

Potential Draw 1

Brazil, USMNT, Serbia, Cameroon

The U.S. will obviously be hoping they can draw a side like Qatar from Pot 1, but if that doesn’t happen then there’s a guarantee of taking on a top 10 FIFA-ranked nation.

In this case, it would be Brazil, who’s only lost two matches over the past two years. The South American giants have one of the strongest teams in the World Cup led by Neymar, Casemiro and Thiago Silva.

Being grouped against Serbia and Cameroon won’t make life for the U.S. any easier.

Serbia boasts one of the best young strikers in football with Dušan Vlahović, while Cameroon has an extremely quick attack that can cause great difficulties for any opponent.

Potential Draw 2

France, USMNT, Senegal, Ecuador

Having to face the World Cup champions and arguably the deepest team in the tournament wouldn’t be ideal by any stretch, but to make matters worse the U.S. would also get the African champions and one of the most improved teams in South America.

Senegal has a core of amazing Premier League and European talent, including Sadio Mane, Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly, while Ecuador looked significantly better during qualifying.

Best-Case Scenarios

Potential Draw 3

Qatar, USMNT, Tunisia, AFC/CONMEBOL

Drawing Qatar would be the dream scenario for the Americans not only because they’re the weakest Pot 1 nation but also due to the fact the USMNT has some familiarity with them.

The U.S. faced Qatar in last year’s Concacaf Gold Cup, beating the Middle Eastern side in the semifinals.

Out of all the African teams in Pot 3, Tunisia would definitely be the best option for the U.S. given their ranking and who they had to face in African playoffs.

Meanwhile, drawing a team like Peru wouldn’t be a cake walk, but there’s a lot of familiarity with the South American side boasting many MLS players.

Potential Draw 4

Belgium, USMNT, Poland, Saudi Arabia

Outside of drawing hosts Qatar from Pot 1, every other seeded team is going to present a challenge in this tournament.

Belgium is still a top side, but they’re definitely not the powerhouse the U.S. faced at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

And if the true goal is to simply make it out of the group stage, this would be one of the easier paths for the Americans even if they can’t pick up a point or three against Belgium.

Facing a team like Poland with one of the best strikers in the world isn’t ideal, but the Americans have shown throughout qualifying that they’ve improved significantly defensively.

In fact, the USMNT didn’t concede more than two goals in any match during World Cup qualifying.

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10 Most Valuable USMNT Players

The U.S. Men’s National Team is on the brink of another World Cup if they can finish the job in Qatar.

The Americans boast a squad with promising young talent throughout and it starts and ends with Christian Pulisic.

Pulisic, 23, has become a household name during his time at Borussia Dortmund and now Chelsea, and he’ll look to further build out his reputation alongside other youngsters like Gio Reyna and Brenden Aaronson.

ONE37pm looks at the 10 most valuable USMNT players ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

10. Gianluca Busio – $11 million

Busio has quickly become one of the top players at Venezia during his debut season and the American looks quite confident playing in Serie A. Even if his side doesn’t survive relegation, there’s a very good chance Busio can get picked up by another top-flight club.

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9. John Brooks – $13 million

Brooks hasn’t earn many call ups recently, but the German-American continues to play at a high level in the Bundesliga. He could still play a role for the Americans even with the emergence of talented defenders like Miles Robinson.

8. Tim Weah – $14 million

Weah could very well play a big role for the Americans at the World Cup with his pace and finishing abilities, but the Lille man needs to find regular minutes at club level if he wants to earn a starting gig with the national team.

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7. Yunus Musah – $16 million

Musah has been one of the biggest risers for the USMNT since choosing the U.S. over England. He’s become a top player at Valencia and his partnership with Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams makes for a very exciting midfield.

6. Tyler Adams – $18 million

Adams is the heartbeat of the American midfield and it could be getting close to the former New York Red Bulls star finding a new home in a top league. He’s spent years at RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga, but Premier League sides have done their homework on him in the past.

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5. Sergino Dest – $19 million

Dest is the No. 1 option at right back currently for the Americans and he’s looking vastly improved since Xavi took over at Barcelona. If he can develop a more consistent defensive form heading into the World Cup the Americans will be in great shape.

4. Brenden Aaronson – $22 million

Aaronson has had a great season at RB Salzburg and that could very easily mean he’ll get his wise and make a move to the Premier League. He was close to joining Leeds United in the winter, but with Jesse Marsch now at the club a deal is even more likely.

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3. Weston McKennie – $27 million

McKennie is a true two-way midfielder that offers a ton for the U.S. going forward. Before his injury at Juventus, McKennie was huge of the Americans during World Cup qualifying.

2. Gio Reyna – $46 million

Reyna may have the brightest future of any U.S. attacker given his fearlessness in the attacking third and his ability to play various roles. The former NYCFC player is currently at Borussia Dortmund and he could be the subject of a transfer if he has a strong World Cup.

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1. Christian Pulisic – $49 million

Pulisic has been dubbed the latest ‘Captain America’ for a reason and he’s already had several great triumphs since joining Chelsea. He’s a UEFA Champions League winner and now he’ll be tasked with getting the USMNT to the knockout phase at the World Cup.

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Meet Nuno Mendes, Portugal’s Next Defensive Star

When Paris Saint-Germain began to go after countless stars in the summer transfer market last year, nobody expected Nuno Mendes to be the club’s biggest gem from their spending spree.

Mendes, 19, arrived in Ligue 1 on loan from Sporting CP in Portugal’s top flight and ever since joining the Parc des Princes side he hasn’t given up his starting left back position.

At a time where many teams across Europe utilize their outside backs as a source of attack in addition to their defensive efforts, Mendes is already checking many of the boxes as a significant talent.

ONE37pm takes a closer look at Nuno Mendes and how the on-loan defender’s future could progress in the coming seasons.

Mendes’ Background

Mendes came up through the Sporting academy for over a decade before breaking into the first team back in 2020.

He immediately moved onto a lot of clubs’ radars because of his agility and strong technical abilities.

That’s when PSG came calling for a loan move this past summer and now the club looks very likely to purchase the player to build out its backline for many years to come.

Mendes is a perfect complement to a player like Achraf Hakimi, who plays opposite him at PSG, with both guys very good at handling a mix of attacking and defensive duties.

Mendes’ Future

With Mendes already getting national team call ups at the age of 19 it’s safe to say the Portuguese have a very bright future defensively.

Mendes joins elite talents like Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo, which could Portugal in a very good spot to build out its squad in the future once veterans like Pepe are gone.

At the club level, Mendes seems destined to stay at PSG for the coming seasons before making a leap to one of the giants in Europe.

He seems to have a lot of the tools that would make him desirable to Premier League and La Liga clubs and Mendes is truly on the brink of significant success.

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Most World Cup Appearances

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar kicks off in less than eight months and with several spots left for nations to claim the coming days will feature plenty of drama.

Traditional powerhouses like Brazil and Germany have already booked their tickets to the World Cup, while the U.S. Men’s National Team and Mexico are aiming to solidify their places.

Many of the sport’s top talents will be in Qatar, including Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo, while other up-and-coming stars aim to make their mark.

Dušan Vlahović and a host of USMNT players like Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna and Weston McKennie will look to forge their paths and lead the next generation of talents.

ONE37pm takes a look at the countries with the most World Cup appearances heading into the 2022 edition of the tournament.

1. Brazil – 22 Appearances

Brazil is the only nation to qualify for every World Cup to date, and now Neymar and Co. will be one of the main favorites heading into Qatar.

The South American side has only lost two matches over the last two-and-a-half years, both of which came to rival Argentina.

2. Germany – 20 Appearances

The Germans have been one of the most consistent national teams for decades and now they have a new generation of talent led by players like Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala.

No European nation has more World Cup appearances than Germany and now they’ll go for their fifth title in the competition.

3. Italy – 18 Appearances

The Azzurri have missed out on back-to-back World Cups in 2018 and 2022 and now it’s back to the drawing board for Italy.

Manager Roberto Mancini will likely stay in charge heading into the next World Cup cycle, but the Italians will surely need to make some significant changes if they want to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

4. Argentina – 18 Appearances

The Albiceleste head into the World Cup with Lionel Messi potentially playing at his final major tournament, but Argentina is riding in hot after going unbeaten in 30 straight games.

5. Mexico – 17 Appearances

El Tri have never won a World Cup, but the North American side has consistently played a role in the competition for the past eight editions.

Mexico heads into 2022 with a squad led by Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano and Memo Ochoa, who is competing at his fifth World Cup.

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Most Goals in USMNT History

The U.S. Men’s National Team is on the brink of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which would mark the Americans’ 11th appearance in the world’s most-prestigious football competition.

The Americans have had some of Concacaf’s elite talents in the goal scoring department over the last several decades, including Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey and Brian McBride, but now comes a new generation led by Christian Pulisic that aims to carry on the success fo the program.

Pulisic is one of several key USMNT players under the age of 25, which could be a great sign of what could come at future World Cups for the Stars and Stripes.

ONE37pm is looking at some of the Americans’ top goal scorers in the history of the USMNT program.

7. Christian Pulisic – 21 Goals

At 23 years old, Pulisic already being so high on this list truly speaks to how incredible the Hershey, PA native has been since bursting onto the scene in Germany and England.

Pulisic is going to move further up this list given his value to the USMNT and how much potential this team has with its youth.

6. Joe-Max Moore – 24 Goals

Moore was best known for his career with the New England Revolution, but he scored some incredibly important goals for the USMNT over the course of a decade spent with the team.

That includes scoring at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, where the Americans finished third.

5. Brian McBride – 30 Goals

McBride is one of the most prolific American men’s goal scorers ever and made a name for himself in the Premier League with Fulham in the 2000s. McBride took part in two World Cups with the USMNT.

4. Eric Wynalda – 34 Goals

Wynalda was one of the immensely talented strikers that developed with the USMNT starting in the 1990s, and his three goals at the 1995 Copa America were an outstanding display of his value as the national team began to show signs of what it could be in the future.

3. Jozy Altidore – 42 Goals

Although Altidore’s career in Europe wasn’t everything it was cracked up to be, the American striker played a role in some huge moments for the USMNT, including at Confederations Cups and World Cups.

T1. Clint Dempsey – 57 Goals

Dempsey’s value to the USMNT is hard to comprehend because of how many different roles he had during his time with the senior team.

Dempsey was always capable of stepping up in the biggest moments, especially during the 2014 World Cup when Altidore went down injured early in the tournament.

T1. Landon Donovan – 57 Goals

Many consider Donovan the best player in the USMNT history and obviously it’s easy to look to his famous goal in 2010 against Algeria to show how valuable he was for the Americans.