The United States men national soccer team (USMNT) represents the United States in men international soccer competitions. The team is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation and is a member of FIFA and Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).
The team has appeared in ten FIFA World Cups, including the first in 1930, where they reached the semi-finals and are officially credited with third place, the best finish by any country from outside the UEFA and CONMEBOL in the World Cup. After participating again in 1934 and 1950, the U.S. did not qualify for another World Cup until 1990. After hosting the 1994 World Cup, the team qualified for five more consecutive World Cups, becoming one of the tournament regulars and often advancing to the knockout stage. The U.S. reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, their best finish in the modern era.