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The wait is over for American Soccer Fans. In a tale of two halves, the first World Cup game in eight years for the United States Men's National Soccer Team ended in a 1-1 draw against Wales. The USMNT will be back in action on Friday in a pivotal Group B match against England at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in in Doha, Qatar.

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Fans have waited since 2014 to see the USMNT compete in World Cup action. Its been eight years since Julian Green's goal against Belgium in the knockout round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The USMNT were aggressive and confident throughout the first half, as Wales was outclessed by the United States. Josh Sargent nearly scored in the 10th minute.

In the 36th minute, the USMNT broke the 8 year-long wait with a gorgeous goal by Tim Weah, off brilliant Christian Pulisic assist.

USMNT goalkeeper Matt Turner made a spectacular save in the 64th minute off a header from Wales defender #4 Ben Davies.

With the USMNT's dominating performance in the first half, it was penalties that were a deciding factor in Wales second half comeback.

It was Wales winger Gareth Bale --who just won an MLS Cup title with LAFC-- that leveled the game off of a penalty kick. It was the Land of Castles first World Cup goal in 64 years, as their only previous appearance on the biggest stage in the world was in Sweden 1958.

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