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USMNT, Pulisic Answer the Bell to Secure Place in World Cup Knockout Stage

Facing a defining moment, the U.S. came through, with Christian Pulisic’s goal extending the Americans’ stay in Qatar.

It was grueling, it came at cost and it was a slog. But the U.S. men’s national team’s first job in Qatar is done. The Americans are headed to the knockout stage of the 2022 World Cup, beating Iran, 1–0, in a must-win Group B finale to finish second behind England and set up a last-16 showdown vs. the Netherlands on Saturday.

The U.S. entered winless in five straight dating back to Uruguay friendly in June (Japan loss, Saudi Arabia draw, Wales draw, England draw).