DOHA, Qatar — The United States Men’s National Team is through to the World Cup’s knockout stage after beating Iran 1-0 in Group B play on Tuesday.
Forward Christian Pulisic scored his first ever World Cup goal in the 38th minute, assisted by right back Sergiño Dest who served it on a platter off his head.
Midfielder Weston McKennie started the play with a long ball across the field to find the overlapping run of Dest.
Pulisic collided with Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand in the process and spent a few minutes off the field before coming back on.
The goal gave the United States 5 points in the group, and with England’s 3-0 victory over Wales, the USMNT advance as the second place finisher.
They play the Netherlands on Saturday with the chance to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002.