USA vs Netherlands: Everything you need to know about the World Cup Round of 16 match
The US men’s national team enters another “do-or-die” scenario on Saturday when it faces the Netherlands in the World Cup Round of 16.
It would be win-or-go home for the Americans and Dutch in the playoffs. And the USA did not lose a match in the group stage – drawing with Wales and England and defeating Iran in the final for the privilege of playing the Netherlands. The Dutch have not lost yet – they beat Senegal and Qatar and drew with Ecuador.
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The Netherlands scored three goals from Cody Gakbo – more than the United States scored in the entire tournament. The United States scored a goal against Wales and one against Iran. Tim Weah and ‘Captain America’ Christian Pulisic both hit against Iran.
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The United States is looking to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2002, when Landon Donovan and Brian McBride roamed the court.
Historically, the Netherlands national team has been a great team, even though they did not reach the World Cup finals in 2018. The Dutch finished third in 2014 and were runners-up in the 2010 tournament.
Here’s what else you need to know about Match.
How can you watch the USA-Netherlands match?
The USA vs. Netherlands game will kick off at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday. Coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET on FOX. Fans can tune in to Watch the match here.
Who plays for the USA team?
The list includes: JK Ethan Horvath, JK Sean Johnson, JK Matt Turner, MF Brendan Aronson, MF Clean Acosta, MF Tyler Adams, MF Luca de la Torre, MF Yunus Musa, MF Christian Roldan, DI Cameron Carter-Vickers, DI Sergino Dest, DI Aaron Long, DI Shack Moore, DI Tim Riam, DI Anthony Robinson, DI Joe Scully, DI Andre Yedlin, DI Walker Zimmerman, F Jesus Ferreira, F Jordan Morris, F Christian Pulisic, F Gio Rina, F Josh Sargent, F Tim Weah and F Haji Wright.
Who plays for the Netherlands national team?
The list includes: GK Justin Biljow, GK Andries Noppert, GK Remko Pasveer, MF Frenkie de Jong, MF Steven Berghuis, MF Davy Klaassen, MF Teun Koopmeiners, MF Marten de Roon, MF Cody Gakpo, MF Kenneth Taylor, MF Xavier Simons de Virgil Van Dijk, De Nathan Ake, Daley Blind, De Jorian Timber, De Denzil Dumfries, De Stefan de Vrij, De Matthijs de Ligt, De Tyrell Malacia, De Jeremy Frimpong, F Memphis Depay, F Steven Bergwijn, F Vincent Jansen and F Luuk de Jong, F Noa Lang, and F Wout Weghorst.
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How was the performance of the United States in the last World Cup finals?
The United States is back in the knockout stages of the World Cup. They got there in 2014 and 2010 but missed it completely in 2018. The team is looking to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2002.
How was the performance of the Netherlands in the last World Cup finals?
The Netherlands have had great success in the World Cup finals, although not in 2018. They have never won the tournament, but finished runners-up in 1974, 1978 and 2010.
What is the history between the American football teams and the Netherlands?
Dutch history in North America dates back to the 17th century when Fort Nassau was established in present-day Albany, New York. The Dutch colonists also established a trading post in lower Manhattan and called it New Amsterdam. The Dutch influence within the present-day borders of the United States is far richer than the history of football between the two countries.
The two teams played a friendly match in 2015 – their only match.
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Memphis Depay, who is currently in the squad, scored in the 53rd minute to give the Netherlands a 3-1 lead. However, the USA would score three straight goals to come back and win the match, 4-3, with Bobby Wood scoring the go-ahead goal in the 90th minute.
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