In many ways, 2013 was a fantastic year for the US Men’s National Team based on their qualification for World Cup 2014, which was their most important goal of the year.

Over the course of the twelve months, USMNT Head Coach (and now Technical Director) Jurgen Klinsmann took the opportunity to add to the depth of the US squad by bringing in players into his team. Plus, on top of that, the US cruised to a 2-0 victory against Mexico in September in Columbus, Ohio in front of a sold-out stadium.

These are just a few of the highlights from 2013. Watch the entire 14-minute video for more insight and highlights: