Looking Back at USA’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying

The U.S. Men’s National Team had a record-setting campaign in 2013 that serves as an important springboard toward the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The USA won its third straight Hexagonal, officially qualifying for Brazil on the strength of another 2-0 victory against Mexico at sold-out Columbus Crew Stadium on Sept. 10. The team did not ease off the gas pedal, shutting out Jamaica 2-0 on Oct. 11 and posting an impressive 3-2 come-from-behind victory against Panama on Oct. 15 that featured stoppage-time goals from Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson.

When all was said and done, the U.S. MNT won its third straight Hexagonal with a 7-2-1 record (22 points), ahead of Costa Rica (5-2-3, 18 points) and Honduras (4-3-3, 15 points).

This journey toward qualifying for a seventh consecutive FIFA World Cup started back on June 8, 2012, with a 3-1 victory against Antigua and Barbuda in the third round of qualifying in the CONCACAF region.

Here is a quick look back at some of the numbers the USA has posted during this World Cup Qualifying process: