The game of football, as it is called by just about every country outside of the United States, has been part of the culture of some of the oldest countries in the world for centuries with the game taking on so much more than being just a hobby or pastime. In football-crazed nations across Europe and South America, soccer is a way of life, an escape from the struggles of what reality creates for the average citizen.
Just as football has been instilled in the everyday life of the English, Italians, Germans, Spanish, and French, the game has since found yet another home in the already crowded community of nations that have fallen in love with the beautiful game.
The United States served as a hotbed where the game of soccer would continue its growth around the world into one of the most powerful nations on earth. Since its expansion into the US, Americans have embraced the sport and all that it has to offer.
Taking into considering the tremendous gap between the amount of years Americans have been playing soccer and how long Europeans have been playing the game, it is truly remarkable where United States soccer is today.
From historic upsets against some of the world’s best teams, to late-game heroics on the world stage, to winning hardware in some of the world’s most prestigious tournaments, both the US Men’s and US Women’s National Teams have participated in some absolutely terrific matches over the years.
There has been no shortage of entertainment watching them play, and there have been plenty of blissful moments that have left us filled with the pride of calling ourselves Americans.
So without further ado, here are the top 13 greatest games in US National Team history, all of which resulted in a “W” for the Americans.