Hosting the World Cup for the only time in 1994 helped soccer gain traction in the United States. The Americans, as the host, automatically qualified, and then surprised many by advancing to the knockout stage before losing to eventual champion Brazil 1-0 in the Round of 16. The success of the event led to the formation of Major League Soccer in 1996, and the sport has continued to increase its footprint in the U.S.

Here's a look back at the 22 players on the U.S. World Cup team in 1994, and what they've done since that summer:

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