The US men’s national team kicked off their 2022 World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw against Wales, as goals from Tim Weah and Gareth Bale earned each side one point.
After failing to qualify for the 2018 edition of the tournament, the USMNT wasted no time on the pitch this time around. Gregg Berhalter’s side enjoyed 58 percent possession in the first half, working their way into Wales’ half before opening up the scoring in the 36th minute. Tim Weah found Christian Pulisic’s ball inside the box, rocketing it past goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey into the back of the net
It was a monumental goal for the United States, and Twitter reacted accordingly.
But Wales returned to the pitch for the second 45 determined to make an impact.
And it worked. A foul by Walker Zimmerman on Gareth Bale inside the box saw Wales find the equalizer through a penalty.
The 1-1 draw leaves things wide open in Group B standings, as England currently leads with Wales and the USMNT tied for second and Iran in last place after having lost 6-2 today.