The US men have been to every World Cup so far … aside from the last one, the 1938 edition, and every single one between 1950 and 1990.
Some trips have been momentous occasions that propelled the sport in the US forward. Some passed by a country that ignored soccer for a generation or three. And some may bring about traumatic memories, in which case American readers may be advised to skip down to No 6 or so.
Here’s how the US men’s World Cup excursions rank, in reverse order.
10) 1934 (first round)
Blink. You missed it. The second-ever World Cup went with a straight knockout format, and…