USMNT World Cup group draw: US reacts to getting England, Iran

There were three Concacaf qualifiers in three countries across seven days, a pair of red-eye flights, a long coaches meeting in Qatar, FIFA’s pomp and cringe and then multiple media interviews. That’s a lot to endure and absorb. But US coach Gregg Berhalter still had enough energy to revel in Friday’s World Cup draw in Doha, not to mention the opportunities and challenges awaiting his young team in November. This was what the past three years — all that effort, planning and overhaul — were about. After missing out in 2018, the American men are back in the World Cup.


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