Originally Posted by WMR
There's a chance I suppose, but my faith in FIFA ever doing the United States a favor in World Cup seeding or pool placement is slim to nil.
If we did ever qualify under their nebulous "criteria/formula" they would likely just change it so we wouldn't.
Near as I can tell, the formula gets changed regularly in order to keep England a #1 seed.
What I'd like to see is the top nation from each confederation get a #1 seed, plus the host nation, plus the top two remaining teams in the FIFA rankings.