When was the last time the USMNT lost by six goals or more?
The United States men’s national team is on the brink of qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but they have to avoid losing by six goals or more against Costa Rica.
The United States have virtually qualified for the upcoming FIFA World Cup and will play their final fixture in the round-robin tournament on Wednesday against Costa Rica. The USMNT needs to win, draw or avoid losing by six goals or more against Los Ticos to qualify directly.
The USMNT will be desperate to avoid going into the intercontinental play-off series against New Zealand/Solomon Islands but the history books suggest US fans should rest easy.
Last USMNT surprise
The last time the United States lost a competitive match by six goals was back in 1957 against Mexico, with a final score of 6-0. Since then, the USMNT has avoided such scorelines and they are well aware that Costa Rica will be a tough match, especially in San José.
Even though it is very unlikely that the USMNT will lose 6-0 against Costa Rica on Wednesday night, the team managed by Gregg Berhalter has a record of nine defeats and one draw when playing at Estadio Nacional in World Cup qualifiers. So they will try to end this negative streak and secure second place with a victory against Los Ticos.