8 Best World Cup Moments in USMNT History

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8 Best World Cup Moments in USMNT History
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That the United States has never won the World Cup does not preclude it from having created a handful of memorable moments at the most prestigious event in sport.

It’s not all about winning, after all, and like many footballing nations (even Brazil holds its 1982 team that didn’t make the semi-finals in considerable esteem) the U.S. has had plenty to cheer about over the course of its 84-year association with the competition.

The United States men’s national team was just one of 13 outfits to contest the inaugural World Cup in 1930, and ahead of the 2014 tournament—the 10th for the U.S.—we thought we’d take the opportunity to review some of the best moments in Stars and Stripes’ history.

Following are eight of them, and they bind together the long and memorable history of the USMNT in the World Cup.

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