After World Cup, US men recede to background for 3 1/2 years

  • Goalkeeper Matt Turner of the United States celebrates after the World Cup group B soccer match between Iran and the United States at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on Nov. 30. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

DOHA, Qatar — Now the United States men’s soccer team recedes into the background of American sports for the next 3 1/2 years.