USA Men’s Soccer Team moves on in the Fifa World Cup

The USA Men’s soccer team beat Iran to 1-0 to move on to the Knockout round of the Fifa World Cup.


Jonathan Albers, Editor

The USA Men’s soccer team is making a statement in the Fifa World cup. USA went 1-0-2 in the Group play of the tournament . Their last game was an intense 1-0 win against Iran to advance the USA into the knockout round.

This game had huge implications on the outcome of Group B. Iran needed to tie or beat the USA to move on to the knockout round, and all the USA could do to move on is win. The USA went up 1-0 after a Christian Pulisic goal in the 38th minute. Pulisic would exit the game at halftime after he collided with Iran’s goalie after his goal. This would be a huge loss for the US, as Pulisic is their best player and biggest offensive contributor.

After the Pulisic goal, it was a defensive standoff for the US. The ball control was rather even throughout the course of the game, with the US controlling the ball 51% of the time. Iran couldn’t get much going on offense with only four shots on goal, and one shot on target. The US would have to endure 10 minutes of extra time to secure the win, and move onto the knockout round.

The US will have Netherlands this Saturday at 10:00 A.M. Christian Pulisic was cleared and is ready to go for tomorrow’s game.