Soccer may not be considered America’s sport, but the country continues to churn out superstars at every level. The U.S. men’s national team aren’t among today’s international soccer powerhouse sides, but they’ve made three World Cup appearances with its best finish coming in 1930 when they placed third at the tournament. The American national team has also claimed five CONCACAF Championships, with its last victory coming at the 2013 tournament when it defeated Panama.
Manager Jurgen Klinsmann’s side has also played in four Copa American championships and finished fourth at the tournament in 2016. Landon Donovan, who played for the men’s national team from 2000 to 2014, is the country’s all-time leading scorer with 57 goals. However, Clint Dempsey, who has 52 international goals, is closing in on that mark.
The women’s national team has also built a strong program over the last 20 years — winning three World Cup titles, including gold at the 2015 championship.
The American women’s team has also captured seven CONCACAF Gold Cup championships and four gold medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. They will defend their gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August.
Abby Wambach, who played for the U.S. national team from 2001 to 2015, is the nation’s all-time scoring leader with 184 goals in 256 matches.
Even the men’s U-23 team has excelled over the years, appearing in four Olympics and finishing fourth at the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia.
US National Team Betting Lines Today
Jurgen Klinsmann's troops are in the process of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. You as the bettor can follow their every move using the next game widget — a helpful tool providing up-to-date odds — whether it's a friendly or an international match.
Whether an international friendly or a major competition, be sure to follow the U.S. team's schedule and keep track of whether they're on the road or playing on home soil. These factors will play into your betting decisions.
US National Team Standings Right Now
When competing at a major international tournament, expect the U.S. men's team to be close to the top of the standings and battling for qualification berths.
It's rare for the Americans to blow away teams, but they have enough talent to compete against the world's top nations.
Keep track of where the United States sit in the standings before making your bets.
How To Win At US National Team Betting
The U.S. men’s national team is in good position to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Through four matches played, the Americans have two victories, a loss and a draw in Group C, which also includes leaders Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala and St. Vincent/Grenadines.
In four qualifying matches so far, the Americans have netted 10 goals while only conceding three.
Bet365.com has the men’s national team at +5000 to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia — better odds than Croatia, Ukraine and even Mexico.
Led by captain Michael Bradley, the American team, which has made 10 World Cup showings, are on pace to make its 11th appearance in 2018. They’ve qualified for seven straight tournaments dating back to 1990 in Italy.
The U.S. men’s team historically hasn’t fared well at the World Cup so placing your bet on them during the tournament can be a daunting task. Instead, focus more on the CONCACAF Gold Cup — a tournament they’ve dominated over the last 20 years.
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