The United States Men's National Team secured a berth at the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday, finishing the final round of Concacaf qualifying as one of the top three teams in the region along with Canada and Mexico while fourth-place Costa Rica will face New Zealand in an inter-confederation playoff in June.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in eight stadiums near Doha, Qatar, from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18 with 29 of the 32 participating national teams now decided.
Held every four years, the FIFA World Cup dates back to the inaugural event in 1930 and the United States will make the nation's 11th all-time appearance this year. USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter was previously a member of the United States squads at the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups,
The United States will learn its group for the 2022 edition of the competition on Friday as FIFA conducts the official draw for the tournament. The ceremony will take place in Doha, Qatar and will be nationally televised in the U.S. at 11 a.m. CT on FS1 (English) and Universo (Spanish).
The U.S. is placed in Pot Two and will be drawn into a group with one team from each of the other three pots.
Sporting Kansas City Academy products Erik Palmer-Brown and Gianluca Busio each earned caps with the United States Men's National Team during the final round of Word Cup qualifying in Concacaf, which began in September and featured 14 matches.
Prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the United States will play four matches during the international window from May 30 to June 14 highlighted by the opening two group stage games in the 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League as well as two friendlies.