Hey, there’s another US Soccer team playing in a year and a half!

The United States men’s national team failed to make the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1986 with a 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday night. And yes, it’s incredibly disappointing and shocking that we won’t get to cheer the team on during the 2018 World Cup, but there’s another U.S. team that will likely be playing in a World Cup in less than two years!

Ya know who’s the reigning Women’s World Cup Champions? Team USA! Yep, the American women went undefeated and defeated Japan 5-2 in the final during the summer of 2015.

The team, which returns a lot of young talent from the side that won it two years ago, will still have to qualify for the World Cup, and the competition for that begins next year.

CONCACAF World Cup qualification will begin next year, culminating in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship. The USWNT automatically qualifies for that tournament. The top 3 finishers in the tournament qualify automatically for the Women’s World Cup, while the 4th place finisher will enter a inter-confederation playoff with the 3rd place team from CONMEBOL, with the winner of the two-legged contest also heading to France in June 2019.

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