August 12, 2022

More than two months after the 2022 World Cup draw in Qatar, the United States men’s national team finally has its full set of marching orders for the group stage in November.

Wales’ 1-0 win over Ukraine in Sunday’s UEFA World Cup qualifying final means Gregg Berhalter’s side will open group play on November 21, the first day of competition, against the Dragons, before facing England on 25 November. Friday in the United States, then in Iran on November 29 to complete the action in Group B.

When the draw was made, the United States had been grouped with the space reserved for the UEFA qualifiers, with the group that contained Ukraine having one of their semi-finals and the final postponed until June. due to the invasion of the country by Russia. Russia, who were in a separate playoff bracket, were disqualified and eliminated entirely, while Ukraine’s semi-final against Scotland was suspended until June 1. final in Cardiff. Wales had beaten Austria in a regularly scheduled semi-final at the end of March before qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 on Sunday, ending Ukraine’s valiant effort, counts given everything that was currently happening at home.