The Netherlands have put three targets previous the USA to e-book a spot within the soccer World Cup quarter-finals in Qatar.
Regardless of scoring as soon as, the USA posed little problem to their opponents, who repeatedly outclassed the Stars and Stripes on the Khalifa Worldwide Stadium on Saturday.
Matt Turner within the USA purpose produced some spectacular saves to disclaim the Dutch a bigger scoreline, whereas his reverse quantity Andries Noppert was known as upon far much less incessantly.
Though the USA loved lengthy durations of possession in a vivid first-half show, all too usually an absence of composure within the remaining third allow them to down.
As a substitute, it was the Dutch who calmly bided their time earlier than carving open the USA defence with forensic precision.
USA ahead Christian Pulisic squandered a golden probability to place his workforce 1-0 up after solely three minutes when he discovered himself in house solely to see a scuffed shot saved.
However the Netherlands grew into the sport, with Memphis Depay and Daley Blind discovering the online after being each assisted by Denzel Dumfries within the tenth and the primary minute of first-half added time, respectively.
Cody Gakpo cleared Tim Ream’s header off the road early within the second half to maintain the Netherlands’ benefit secure, however the males in orange wasted probabilities to place the sport to mattress.
Second-half substitute Haji Wright lower the US deficit to 2-1 within the 76th minute when Pulisic’s cross hit his trailing foot and popped over Noppert and into the online.
However Dumfries restored a two-goal lead for the Netherlands within the 81st minute – this time Blind offered the help.
Runners-up in 1974, 1978 and 2010, the Oranje prolonged their unbeaten streak to 19 video games and can face subsequent the winner of Saturday’s night conflict between Argentina and Australia.