soccer field with a soccer ball.

“Every single player is ready to lay their body on the line to make sure this team is successful.”

United States midfielder Weston McKennie on the U.S. men's soccer team win over Iran.

Published on

nov 29, 2022

The single goal came from Christian Pulisic, who collided with Iran's goalkeeper.

Why It Matters: The U.S. team advances in the World Cup after its victory against Iran - a highly symbolic match reflecting the tensions between the two countries and the first time the teams have faced-off in more than 20 years. Iran was eliminated from the tournament.

"The U.S. lineup averaged 24 years, 321 days, the youngest of any team at the tournament thus far and the youngest in the World Cup for the Americans since 1990." (Associated Press)

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