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Netherlands knock U.S out of World Cup with 3-1 victory

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Congratulations to the Dutch. Well played. The better team won. Their first goal was a clinic on 1-touch passing. I think there were 5 passes before the goal.

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The USA gave a brave attempt but was outclassed by the Netherlands. The first Netherland goal came after 20 passes.

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"I think there were 5 passes before the goal."

21 passes!

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A good match by a very young U.S. team.

They surprised a lot of people.

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Way to go boys! don't worry, most Americans won't even know about it. Back to the NFL

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Today  09:32 am JST

“ Way to go boys! don't worry, most Americans won't even know about it. Back to the NFL. “

… true (unfortunately); hopefully, the US will finally learn some lessons; a) kids from poor families should be able to practice this sport too (so much talent being wasted it’s almost infuriating); b) more than 70% of the players stop playing before high school/college; this sport is still overshadowed by basketball, American football and baseball.

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Great effort from the US but the Dutch just had more quality. As already mentioned, the first goal in particular was top drawer. A lot to like about both sides.

The Netherlands v Argentina looks very tasty.

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It was indeed a brave attempt by the USA, but they were outclassed...and that is knockout tournament football. You do what you have to do in the group stages to advance.

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Beautiful play by the USA. The game could have gone either way.

I can see how England wasn't able to beat them.

The American team is going home still retaining optimism, while England's players are still scarred from their failure to win against a vastly younger and less experienced group.

America will be back on their home turf in 4 years to make an even greater impact.

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The USA gave a brave attempt but was outclassed by the Netherlands. The first Netherland goal came after 20 passes.

I was only counting the direct, 1-touch, passes in the red zone just before the goal, not going down the field to get there. Regardless, it was impressive.

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The game could have gone either way

I didn’t see that. The Dutch looked very much in control. Possibly had another gear. No disrespect to the USA intended but sometimes you just have to take it on the chin.

Vastly younger

The age difference between the US and England squads is a little over a year. Very little in it.

No vast difference there.

Looking at the England side, young players like Bellingham, Foden and Saka should have their best years to come. Bellingham looks exceptional fir his age.

As people who understand football know, the group stages are not always great indicators of where a side is. Spain famously lost their opener in 2010 and went on to win the tournament.

It’s the knockout stages where we see what teams are made of.

We saw that yesterday.

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I was only counting the direct, 1-touch, passes in the red zone just before the goal, not going down the field to get there. Regardless, it was impressive

Watched that again a few minutes ago. It was a top class goal. At the end of that move, the cutback was quality and the finish was clinical.

Regardless of who you support, you’ve got to admire it.

Hope to see an even better US showing in 2026. Also hope to see Canada build on their qualification for and some creditable performances in this tournament

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theFU

in football, all the passes are counted from receiving the ball to scoring a goal.

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Logg

Louis van Gaal says USMNT didn't 'adapt or adjust' to Holland's tactics of targeting the wide areas as his Dutch team outclassed Americans and wing-back Denzel Dumfries starred.

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Men in Orange displayed a fine blend of Catenaccio, possession, and total football. Americans are yet to do justice to their enormous potential. Shooting skills of Depay, Blind, and Dumfries brought a well deserved win for Louis van Gaal, his footballers, and their cheering fans.

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JimizoToday  03:53 pm JST“ As people who understand football know, the group stages are not always great indicators of where a side is. Spain famously lost their opener in 2010 and went on to win the tournament. 

It’s the knockout stages where we see what teams are made of.

We saw that yesterday. “

Couldn’t agree more with what you said; it’s a whole different story from now on.

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Beautiful play by the USA. The game could have gone either way.

It really couldn't. USA were clearly the weaker team.

I can see how England wasn't able to beat them.

Had England been playing them in this round, I don't think the result would have been in much doubt either.

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wallaceDec. 4  06:26 pm JST

Logg

Louis van Gaal says USMNT didn't 'adapt or adjust' to Holland's tactics of targeting the wide areas as his Dutch team outclassed Americans and wing-back Denzel Dumfries starred.

England's Kane said the US was a tough team, proven by England being unable to beat them. England neither adapted nor adjusted against a younger American team.

It was a phenomenal performance by the Americans.

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Logg

Painkiller I watched the game and the USA was far from being phenomenal scoring a single goal against the Netherlands who scored three.

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wallaceToday  02:59 am JST

Logg

Painkiller I watched the game and the USA was far from being phenomenal scoring a single goal against the Netherlands who scored three.

Incredible England could not score a single goal against the US.

And England invented the game! England scored zero goals. Zilch!

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painkiller

or Logg, cry me a river. England 3-0 against Senegal who was a harder opponent than the USA because at least 10 Senegalese players play in the Premier League and the others in Europe which makes them better players.

England to the quarter-finals Senegal and the USA come home.

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painkiller

the USA have lost 11 of their last games and drew one. The USWNT are champions.

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wallaceToday  07:12 am JST

painkiller

the USA have lost 11 of their last games and drew one. The USWNT are champions.

But England couldn't beat them right? Couldn't score a goal against the US, right? And England invented soccer, right?

Finally, has England ever beaten the US in the World Cup?

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Yeah no real convincing indication that the US can actually "hang with" the other elite World Cup teams. They probably are handicapped by the fact that the best American athletes will opt for basketball or football of the American variety long before considering soccer.

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painkiller

I know it must be hard for you but which part don't you understand? The USA is out of the WC. Good luck in 2026 when the US is a co-host. England topped the group stage and now wins the last 16 and will play France in the quarter-finals.

I guess you need some small token to hang onto for your dented pride.

I understand, losing is so hard on everyone.

The USA was one of my four teams.

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@painkiller: You have no concept of Tournament Football - maybe no concept of the game at all.

No - England didn't score against the USA in the group stages. But we did put 9 past two other teams to convincingly win the group and then 3 past the African Champions last night.

We also had a dreadful summer. But this isn't League play - Its tournament football.

We could very well go out on Sunday morning against France and then this WOULD be deemed an unsuccessful tournament, but as of now England have not LOST a game.

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theResidentToday  08:49 am JST

@painkiller: You have no concept of Tournament Football - maybe no concept of the game at all.

Because I point out the fact that England couldn't beat the US?

Who has no concept?

No - England didn't score against the USA in the group stages. But we did put 9 past two other teams to convincingly win the group and then 3 past the African Champions last night. 

But I am talking about the England-US game. Stay calm and stay on point.

We also had a dreadful summer. But this isn't League play - Its tournament football. 

We could very well go out on Sunday morning against France and then this WOULD be deemed an unsuccessful tournament, but as of now England have not LOST a game.

Again, England failed to beat the US. Do you understand that? It's not even a concept--it's reality!

Still hard for England's fans to digest that.

wallaceToday  07:40 am JST

painkiller

I know it must be hard for you but which part don't you understand? The USA is out of the WC. Good luck in 2026 when the US is a co-host. England topped the group stage and now wins the last 16 and will play France in the quarter-finals.

It's hard for you to accept England couldn't beat the US--and England has NEVER beaten America in World Cup play.

And it is England's homegrown sport!!!

Embarrassing. Must give you more white hair.

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Lot of talk about England who are not mentioned once in the article.

I did read however;

“The Americans are winless in 12 games against European opponents at the World Cup since 2002”

“It was a disappointing end for a rebuilt U.S. team hoping to advance past the round of 16 for the first time since 2002.”

“In 37 World Cup matches, the Americans have never won a game in which they trailed.”

Are England still in? I haven’t been following it too closely.

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@painkiller. It is not hard for me to accept a 0-0 90 minute draw with the USA. You have a young, creative team that the English team probably showed a little too much respect too on the day. Its not embarrassing at all. I've been watching England for years - The last 'embarrassment' was being knocked out of the 2016 Euros by Iceland. That was enough to cause big changes. Drawing 0-0 in the group stages with the USA, but winning the group convincingly is what we DID do. 9 goals/7 points. R16 - 3 goals, clean sheet.

And where are the US now? That's right, on a plane home. As we may well be next Monday Morning.

The England/USA game which you keep talking about is now an irrelevant part of this competition. It's over.

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theResidentToday  09:11 am JST

@painkiller. It is not hard for me to accept a 0-0 90 minute draw with the USA. You have a young, creative team that the English team probably showed a little too much respect too on the day. Its not embarrassing at all. I've been watching England for years - 

In the years you've been watching England, can you name the year in which they beat the US in World Cup play?

Bob FosseToday  09:08 am JST

I did read however;

“The Americans are winless in 12 games against European opponents at the World Cup since 2002”

Did you read that England is winless against the US in World Cup play?

I haven't been paying much attention.

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I’m happy for the winners.

Losers will cry on the way home but they can always try again next time.

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painkiller

you really need to take some of your own medicine and get over it rather than keep posting the same comment numerous times. We have all got your message. England so far did not lose a game and drew against the USA. That is no reflection of the England team who are ranked 5th and the USA 15th.

You have posted six comments and every time you mention England which is not even part of the article and you have not commented on the Netherlands and their great performance. Obsession can do that.

How about making a comment on the topic of the Netherlands beating the US which crashed out of the WC and went home?

Cry me a river.

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wallaceToday  10:34 am JST

painkiller

you really need to take some of your own medicine and get over it rather than keep posting the same comment numerous times. We have all got your message. England so far did not lose a game and drew against the USA. That is no reflection of the England team who are ranked 5th and the USA 15th.

Did you intentionally fill your comment with irony??

But you did have one salient point--5th ranked England could not beat a 15th ranked team.

Americans saw that as a victory; the English were embarrassed once again without having been able to beat the US in a World Cup match.

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painkiller

clearly, you do not fully understand the game of football. A victory or a win is only when one team beats another as the Netherlands achieved against the USA.

What have to say on the topic? Nothing so far. England was not embarrassed in the slightest because that is what happens in football.

I know you must be green with envy and jealous that England is in the quarter-finals and the USA is not. Understandably. But you'll get over it.

Cry me a river.

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painkiller

simple puzzle for you.

Which team is going home and which team has reached the quarter-final?

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wallaceToday  11:33 am JST

painkiller

simple puzzle for you.

You like puzzles?

I'll repeat my simple questions and see if you can answer, although it is killing you that England---the country that invented the sport!!!--couldn't beat the US:

the USA have lost 11 of their last games and drew one. The USWNT are champions.

But England couldn't beat them right? Couldn't score a goal against the US, right? And England invented soccer, right?

Finally, has England ever beaten the US in the World Cup?

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@painkiller : But it's not killing us. We've yet to beat you at the World Cup. We all know that. I can't work out how you consider this some kind of victory by holding us to 0-0 in tournament play. You got out the group with 5 points and GD of +1. England got out of the group with 7 points and GD of +7. We have since gone on and moved into the QF round. Harping on about a game 10 days ago that ended up doing us no harm in our quest to win the group is pretty childish. You are aware of some of the teams that actually got beaten in the group stages and still moved on? People will remember the true upsets such as Saudi Arabia / Argentina, Nobody will remember the England / USA game. England were flat and dull and the USA failed to take advantage of it.

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The USA's biggest loss to England was 10-0 in 1964. 8-1 in 1959. In 11 USA - England games since 1950 the teams have met 11 times. Three times in the WC. England has beaten the USA 7 times. Lost twice and drew twice.

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wallaceToday  03:29 pm JST

The USA's biggest loss to England was 10-0 in 1964. 8-1 in 1959. In 11 USA - England games since 1950 the teams have met 11 times. Three times in the WC. England has beaten the USA 7 times. Lost twice and drew twice.

US remains unbeaten against England at World Cups after goalless draw in Qatar

https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/25/football/us-england-qatar-2022-world-cup-spt-intl/index.html

theResidentToday  12:23 pm JST

Nobody will remember the England / USA game.

Oh, they certainly will.

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