The USMNT has been certified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Gregg Berhalter’s side went into Wednesday’s very last CONCACAF institution game towards Costa Rica needing only to avoid losing with the aid of six or extra goals to ebook a spot at Qatar 2022.
They went four dreams better as they misplaced 2-0 in San Jose.
Juan Vargas and Anthony Contreras each scored in the first 15 minutes of the second one 1/2 as Costa Rica maintained their super record towards the USMNT on domestic soil.
The USMNT have by no means received a qualifier in Costa Rica, dropping 10 and drawing two.
But no matter every other defeat in San Jose, head coach Gregg Berhalter was overjoyed with his gamers.
Berhalter informed CBS Sports: “It’s outstanding what this institution of fellows was capable of do over these last seven months.
“I’ve certainly seen the team develop and that is an extremely good accomplishment. We are looking forward to the World Cup.”
Berhalter performed in the 2002 World Cup wherein America reached the sector finals. He turned into additionally in the squad for the 2006 event but did not play.
“I don’t think that has sunk in but,” he brought, whilst requesting how he felt about main his group to Qatar 2022 as a education after the USMNT failed to qualify for Russia 2018.
“Just being at a World Cup as a player is one of the maximum unique things you may do. Now to be doing it as a train with this group of players is something unique.”
Mexico ended their qualifying marketing campaign with a 2-zero home win over El Salvador.
Meanwhile, Canada was misplaced for simply the second time in this organization phase by taking place 1-zero in Panama.
Costa Rica, who finished below the USMNT on goal difference, now faces a one-off inter-confederation playoff against New Zealand in June.
That suit will take place in Doha on June thirteen or 14 with the winner qualifying for Qatar 2022, which starts in November.
The draw for the World Cup can be made on Friday.
Qatar 2022 can be the USMNT’s 11th appearance on the World Cup, having previously featured at tournaments in 1930, 1934, 1950, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014.