The United States Men’s National Team is the only CONCACAF nation to advance to the Round of 16, leaving them as the only ones in the region that’ll play in the knockout stage of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The USMNT is back in this instance eight years later, since they didn’t qualify for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Gregg Berhalter’s players managed to advance to the last 16 after drawing with England and Wales, while beating Iran by the minimal difference in their final group match.
Walker Zimmerman says the USMNT want to be World Cup champions
United States defender, Walker Zimmerman has said that he thinks that the USMNT isn’t finished yet, adding that the narrative continues as they’re still trying to accomplish their goal of winning the World Cup, something that he believes could inspire a new generation of players.
“I think if we’re able to do that, we’re going to inspire a lot of young players, a lot of young Americans to pick up the sport and, hopefully, make them proud.”
Gregg Berhalter knows that a new tournament starts on Saturday
USMNT’s coach, Gregg Berhalter knows that his team arrives as the underdog to their Round of 16 match against the Netherlands, but knows that’s unlikely to shake his team’s confidence, despite their rivals being better positioned of FIFA’s ranking.
Berhalter knows that advancing from the group stage is a huge accomplishment, but he assured to This Morning, that his team wants to keep going.
“We had two tournaments that we’re looking at: the group stage tournament and the knockout tournament. And now, we’re here in the knockouts, we just want to keep this thing rolling.”