When it came to its chance to qualify, history was on the Americans’ side, as their last loss of six goals or more was against France in 1979.
On the other hand, they haven’t had much luck in Costa Rica. The team is 0-10-2 all time in World Cup qualifying matches in the country and lost 4-0 in the last qualifying cycle.
Here’s how social media reacted to Gregg Berhalter’s squad clinching its first World Cup berth since 2014:
— Michael Lahoud (@MikeLahoud) March 31, 2022
Business Finished ✅ pic.twitter.com/dctNzh60Fe
— FC Dallas (FC USMNT) (@FCDallas) March 31, 2022
Job done. Qualifying is hard. Be happy.
— Michael Parkhurst (@MFparkhurst) March 31, 2022
Congratulations to the USMNT for qualifying for the World Cup! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾USA!
— Freddy Adu (@FreddyAdu) March 31, 2022
Next stop: Qatar!
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 31, 2022
LETS GO!!! SO PROUD OF THIS GROUP!!! 🇺🇸 https://t.co/I8Z7PF6CIN
— Paul Arriola (@PaulArriola) March 31, 2022
Congrats to the @USMNT for qualifying for the @FIFAWorldCup. There will be 200+ days to assess where this team is and where it needs to be before that tournament. Qualifying for the World Cup has been achieved. Bravo to Berhalter & the players. #USMNT
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) March 31, 2022
— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) March 31, 2022
Congratulations.. 🥲 https://t.co/CXLlU5hIIU
— herculez gomez (@herculezg) March 31, 2022
— Henry Kessler (@HenryKessler4) March 31, 2022
— Jeff Attinella (@Jeff_Attinella1) March 31, 2022
Job done!! Now let’s do some damage in Qatar. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 https://t.co/6AzG26FWZo
— Sacha Kljestan (@SachaKljestan) March 31, 2022