The United States is on their way to the Round of 16 after their 1-0 win over Iran on Tuesday.
Through 36 minutes, the U.S. had seven shots, two of them saved off headers. After all their chances in this one as well as against England, one was bound to find the net, and one finally did. At the end of the 38th minute, Weston McKennie floated one to Sergino Dest, who headed it toward Christian Pulisic in the middle, and he was able to put a right foot on it and get it in the back of the net.
Pulisic collided with the Iranian keeper and was very slow to get up, and the U.S. briefly played with 10 men as he received treatment. While he returned in the first half, he was subbed out to begin the half with an abdominal injury, ending his game.
Fans at the World Cup game between Iran and the U.S. wore shirts bearing Mahsa Amini’s name and the word “freedom,” in a show of defiance against the Iranian government. https://t.co/xmDSsaIet4 pic.twitter.com/V8A5Un2sgf
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AMERICA ADVANCES 🇺🇸
The USMNT secured a $9 million payout for qualifying for the World Cup group stage.
A win just put the U.S. in the knockout round — and raised their guaranteed prize money to $13 million. pic.twitter.com/6Zk7ADv1s5
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