The 2018 World Cup finished a little over a week ago now. Big storylines around this year’s World Cup include the introduction of Video Assistant Referee (VAR), the lack of scoreless draws, and Croatia’s unprecedented run to the finals. (Read previous blog article about Croatia’s 2018 World Cup run here) However, one key storyline was missing from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the one involving the US Men’s National Team (USMNT). The US failed to finish in the top four spots of the hexagonal round in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers last fall. Only needing to earn a draw against Trinidad & Tobago, the US failed, and summer plans to compete in Russia were put to bed.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is still over 7 months away, but the buzz surrounding the event is already taking over the sport news scene. It is well-known now that the US Men’s National Team failed to qualify for the World Cup. However, not everyone is a loser because of the USMNT loss. There are 32 other teams that DID make it to the World Cup that have fans scattered all over the globe.
The US Men’s National Team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup last night after a tragic 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago. This is the first time the USMNT has been left out since 1986. All they needed was a tie and they would have moved on. However, their loss mixed with Panama’s victory over Costa Rica and Honduras’s over Mexico put the final nail in the USMNT’s coffin.
Thanks to all the Fans for Coming Out and Making the USA vs. Mexico World Cup Qualifier a Huge Success!
On June 11, 2017, FanWide brought together fans from all across Seattle to Belltown Pub for the USA vs. Mexico World Cup qualifier watch party. While the game resulted in a tie, more than 150 fans packed the Pub, creating a spirited event that is sure to set the stage for future FanWide Soccer watch parties in Seattle and select markets across the country.
Calling all team Mexico and USA soccer fans – join us for a family-friendly, all-inclusive soccer watch party event!
FanWide is hosting the biggest party in Seattle for this international soccer grudge match between rivals Mexico and USA, at Belltown Pub on 1st Avenue – complete with an appearance by a player from the reigning MLS Cup Champions, the Seattle Sounders!