With about two minutes to play in regulation and the United States men's national team down 3-2 to the Netherlands, which placed third at the World Cup just last summer, you could probably have found takers for a million-to-one bet on the Yanks winning the game.
And if you would have made that bet, you would now be rich.
Five years and three months since the Americans last traveled to Amsterdam to test themselves against Oranje in preparation for a major tournament, they took an improbable 4-3 win in a chaotic, topsy-turvy game at the Amsterdam Arena on Friday. As such, they avenged the 2-1 loss they suffered there in the run-up to the 2010 World Cup, even if they were overrun all the same. It will make for a nice confidence-booster ahead of the 2015 Gold Cup.
A late Danny Williams equalizer and an even later Bobby Wood winner conspired with Gyasi Zardes and John Brooks goals to outduel Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's should-be hat-trick (but we'll get to that) ... read more: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer...211138250.html
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For the second straight game, the United States men have defeated a top European foe on their own turf. They followed up their win over the Netherlands on Friday with an even better performance in a 2-1 win over Germany ... read more: 3 things we learned from the USMNT's impressive 2-1 win over Germany - SBNation.com