USA goes home.
After giving the Netherlands 90 minutes of pure fighting, the USA lost 3-1 to Orange in their Round of 16 matchup and was eliminated from the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The starting formation for both teams remains unchanged from the three group stage matches. Luis van Gaal of the Netherlands maintained his 5-2-1-2 form with five defenders, two midfielders in the centre, one midfielder in attack and two strikers. Virgil he van Dijk captained the team.
In the US, Greg Verhalter kept the 4-3-3 form intact, but made two notable personnel changes. WalkerHis Zimmerman, who made his World Cup debut against IranCameronHis CarterReturns to his Vickers lineup,Jesus His Ferreira nods in his ninth,JoshHis Sargent is sidelined with a knee injury did.
USMNT almost got off to a stunning start in the third minute when Christian Pulisic found himself alone in the box in a one-on-one situation with Andries Noppelt, but his shot went over the goalkeeper’s shin. hit. There were concerns that Pulisic was offside, but Dutch left wing-back the Daily Blind kept him.
The Dutch sat calmly and allowed the Stars and Stripes to control the ball, which gave the United States early possession, but the United States failed to create meaningful opportunities with it and were hit by a counter-attack. I was.
In the 10th minute, Dutch right wing-back Denzel Dumfries took to the pitch and delivered a dangerous cutback low cross that found Memphis Depay wide open to make it 1-0 with the first shot of the game. I was.
When it came to game management, it wasn’t how the US wanted it. Conceding an early goal gave the Dutchman more leeway to slow the game down with passes when he had a low five-man block and relaxed defensively.
The next golden opportunity for the United States came when Tim Weah hit the ball from outside the box and Knoppelt made the move. In stoppage time just before the end of the first half, Dumfries delivered yet another threatening cutback low cross and found the blinds finishing on a weak foot.
To start the second, Gio Reina came off the bench to replace Ferreira, who didn’t have the desired impact against the Dutch backline.
Things got off to a busy start when Tim Ream nearly put the United States on the board from a corner kick, but without Matt Turner’s quick, when Zimmerman nearly scored an own goal, Cody Gakpo pulled the ball. Cleared it from the line, leading to confusion. A reaction to try to shut it out.
In the 75th minute, Turner was again forced into action when he came up with a crucial double save to keep the scoreboard at 3–0. That was key, with Hajiright subbing in the game in the 67th minute to put the United States on the board in his 76th minute.
However, USMNT were unable to equalize and the Dutch scored the double just five minutes later. This time the blinds sent his cross high outswing inside the box from the left to find an unmarked Dumfries on the other side.
No goals were then scored and the Netherlands advanced to the quarter-finals where they would face either Argentina or Australia.