The first major goal for the U.S. Men's National Team in 2022 was to successfully qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
After a hard-fought 14-match cycle in Concacaf, the Americans were able to complete that job on Wednesday despite losing to Costa Rica.
It's never an easy task or a given considering the hostile environments and physical teams the USMNT faces during World Cup qualifying, but now the Americans can turn towards their ultimate goal; the World Cup.
The Yanks won't travel to Qatar until November for the kick off of the world's greatest sporting spectacle, but there is a short turnaround with Friday's World Cup draw.
That's when the U.S. and 31 other nations will be drawn against one another in eight groups of four.
This is the last time for the foreseeable future that a World Cup will only feature 32 countries, with the 2026 edition of the tournament expanding to 48 nations.
There will be plenty of expectations for this American side led by Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna and Weston McKennie, so ONE37pm decided to take a look at some of the best and worst-case scenarios for the USMNT ahead of Friday's draw.