USA plays Wales to a 1-1 Draw

The U.S. Men’s National Team opening the 2022 World Cup with a 1-1 against Wales in Group B. Tim Weah scored on the 36th minute with the assist from Christian Pulisic. USA dominated much of the first half of the game a nearly scored in the first 10 minutes game. However, Wales took over the game in the last 25 minutes of the game, then a defensive relapse led to a penalty kick that was converted by Wales soccer star Gareth Bale that tied the game. The 1-1 draw feels like a lost opportunity because teams that wins their opening match in the World Cup 90% of the teams advances to the knockout stage while teams that settle with a draw 50% of the team advance to while the losing 30% advance to the knockout stage.

While USMNT is young a reborn after eight years their road for redemption will be test when they play England who are coming off with an impressive 6-2 Iran and are one of the favorites to win the World Cup. The last time the two played in a World Cup match USA tied England 1-1, in 1950 USA upset England 1-0 with most of the players on U.S. squad were born in St. Louis.


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