BREAKING A TREND

The U.S. soccer team has advanced out of the group play in consecutive World Cups. Here's a look at the team's World Cup history since group play began in 1950:

1950: Did not advance (10th overall)

1954-86: Did not qualify for Cup

1990: Did not advance (23rd overall)

1994: Advanced (lost in round of 16)

1998: Did not advance (32nd overall)

2002: Advanced (Lost in quarterfinal)

2006: Did not advance (25th overall)

2010: Advanced (lost in round of 16)

2014: Advanced (TBD)




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