has sunil gulati in his sights
- Dec 15, 2002
I really hope this ultimately gets expanded to include the US.
The USMNT is facing a dire medium-term scheduling crisis. In the current configuration, this is the last time WCQ will be remotely meaningful. The US will automatically qualify for 2026, and then competing for six slots in CONCACAF for 2030 and beyond will be very low-stakes.
Meanwhile, the growth of Nations League competitions and the death of the Confederations Cup means that there will be few good friendlies from outside of CONCACAF. It's a future of playing Gold Cups and then an endless loop of friendlies against Jamaica and El Salvador. It's bleak.
I think a global nations league-style competition would be compelling, and it would offer some really nice games for the US.