The USMNT is at the World Cup for the 11th time in their history, back after they failed to qualify for the 2018 edition in Russia altogether.
Gregg Berhalter and his men will be desperate to make amends for that performance by going far in Qatar and they sure have the talent to spring a surprise.
They've already cleared the first hurdle, escaping from a group that included England, Wales and Iran. And they escaped without a loss, making them one of only five teams at this World Cup to avoid tasting defeat so far.
Their reward? A match against one of the other five: the Netherlands. It will be a tough test for a young U.S. group that will still have reason to believe after, at times, dominating in the group stage.