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First XI: 1994 World Cup United States

First XI: 1994 World Cup United States

The copa came as close to my NW Ohio hometown as the Pontiac Silverdome, but this event covered the country's footprint, from Pasadena's Rose Bowl to DC's RFK, and more importantly opened our generation's eyes to the global sport through colorful players, Tab Ramos Snickers ads, modest media coverage and unprecedented USMNT success (we finished 14th after advancing to knockouts, our best finish since the inaugural in 1930.)  Further reading: SBNation's excellent oral history, edited by Glenn Stout (@glennstout)

First XI: 1999

First XI: 1999

First XI: One World Futbol

First XI: One World Futbol

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