USA eliminated from World Cup after losing 3-1 to Netherlands


The US men’s soccer team has been eliminated from the World Cup after losing 3-1 to the Netherlands.

It was a disappointing end for the rebuilt USA team, which had hoped to advance through the Round of 16 for the first time since 2002. Using his second-youngest team in the tournament, the Americans achieved the bare minimum to consider the World Cup a success. beat iran At the group stage finale, they reach the knockout rounds.

However, as with Ghana in 2010 and Belgium in 2014, the US were eliminated in the Round of 16.

The USA have not won 12 games against European opponents in the World Cup since 2002.

Tyler Adams (left) and Walker Zimmerman react after the Qatar 2022 World Cup Round of 16 loss against the USA against the USA at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on December 3, 2022.

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Captain Tyler Adams said The US team had to go all out ahead of Saturday’s game. They came into the game as underdogs — a role US soccer has grown accustomed to, men’s national team defender Walker Zimmerman told CBS News on Friday.

“I think what makes our team special is the resilience we have, the competitive spirit that all the teams before us had,” he said.

Holland’s Memphis Depay and Daley Blind scored in the first half, with Denzel Dumfries adding a late goal.

Second-half substitute Haji Wright cut the US deficit to 2-1 in the 76th minute when Christian Pulisic’s cross hit the back foot past goalkeeper Andries Nopert and into the net. However, Dumfries, who had assisted the first two goals, scored with a volley in the 81st minute.

Playing four days after being injured in the winning goal against Iran, Pulisic had a chance to lead the United States in the third minute, but Noppelt, in his fourth international appearance, blocked a point-blank shot. did. With the Americans seeking a tying goal, Noppert dove in to stop Tim Ware’s 25-yard effort in the 42nd inning.

A crowd of 44,846 was well back from the field at the refurbished Khalifa International Stadium, complete with track and calmer than the noisy crowds of the match against Iran.


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