Late rally helps U.S. stun Dutch

The United States came from two goals down in the second half to secure a 4-3 win over the Netherlands in a friendly on Friday at the Amsterdam Arena.

Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Gyasi Zardes traded first-half goals as the two sides went into the break on level terms.


Huntelaar scored again in the 49th and then smacked a shot off the face of Memphis Depay and into the American net to make it 3-1 to the Oranje.

But the U.S. fought back with a goal from John Brooks to make it 3-2 before Danny Williams and Bobby Wood scored in the closing minutes to help the Americans claim their first-ever victory over the Netherlands in five attempts.

Huntelaar caused problems for the U.S. defense in the air and he opened the scoring in the 27th minute when he got up to send a glancing header past goalkeeper Brad Guzan from a Depay cross.

Zardes tallied his first international goal in the 34th when he arrived at the back post to finish off a ball from Fabian Johnson, making it 1-1 at the interval.

Huntelaar tallied his second goal of the game as he headed home Gregory Van der Wiel's cross, while he was denied a hat trick by the face of Depay, who inadvertently redirected Huntelaar's shot past Guzan.


Brooks made it 3-2 with a goal from close range, and Williams scored on a deflected effort from the top of the box that appeared to steal a draw for the visitors.

However, Wood had other ideas, and after Luuk de Jong hit the post on a rebound attempt, the Americans went down the other end and won the game with Jordan Morris setting up the winning tally.


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