When was the last time the US Men's Soccer team qualified for the FIFA World Cup before 1990?
Throughout history, the US Men’s soccer team has qualified for the FIFA world cup a total of 11 times. Before the 1990 world cup, the team had a tough time qualifying for soccer’s biggest international tournament for decades.
In 1994, the US hosted the FIFA world cup, which guaranteed them a spot in the tournament. One of the reasons why the US was selected to host the tournament was to increase the popularity of soccer in the nation. Interestingly, despite the relative lack of popularity of soccer in the US, the 1994 world cup was greatly successful financially.