The United States soccer team has qualified for next summer’s World Cup. After beating Mexico 2-0 on Tuesday night, the U.S. squad had to wait for 90 minutes to hear if they made the world tournament.
Their spot in Brazil was only solidified later when Panama failed to win in Honduras, which could have delayed the U.S. from qualifying for the tournament.
“Obviously this is a huge, huge evening for all of us,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “It’s a huge milestone whenever you make it to a World Cup.”
A 2-0 victory over Mexico helped the U.S. land back on the top of the CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) qualifying group with two games left and qualify for the Fifa World Cup for the seventh straight time.
The American team earned goals from Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan.
“I’m proud of this team. I’m proud to be a part of it,” Donovan said. “These guys put in a lot of hard work over the last two years and to have an opportunity in front of a crowd like this to qualify is pretty special.”
The FIFA World Cup starts next June.