I enjoyed some of these matches, but very few of the teams I wanted to win won. Unfortunately, it's another four year wait to get the USA back in the tournament. All I can say is we had better get there or it's going to be the death of soccer in America.
There is rumor that the field of 48 could be in play for 2022, but the concern is whether or not Qarar is up to the task of being able to handle it.
I personally prefer 1 last go of the field of 32 where there will still be good quality matches and entertainment.
Unless they change the format for the field of 48, it does not look to be decent.
Since the next competition will be held during the winter, the drawing of groups for qualification likely won't happen until next summer and first matchday should be September of 2019.
Which leaves a long lull in between.
Of course, there's UEFA Nations league starting this autumn to keep some competitiveness available. Some decent friendlies too.
US plays Brazil, Mexico, England and Italy this autumn in friendlies.
Asia plays their continental championship in January.
U-20 Women's World Cup is next month and the Women's World Cup is next June.
Other than this, there should be a lull in international soccer. Of course there's the friendlies tour going on for the European offseason and if anyone cares for the MLS and Asian leagues that are ongoing right now.