US knocked out of World Cup, loses to the Netherlands 3-1

The Netherlands became the first team that qualified for the quarterfinal stage of the 2022 World Cup after gaining a decisive victory over the United States.

Memphis Depay and Daley Blind scored in the first half and Denzel Dumfries added a late goal as the Netherlands eliminated the United States from the World Cup with a 3-1 victory Saturday that advanced the Dutch to the quarterfinals.

Second-half substitute Haji Wright cut the US deficit to 2-1 in the 76th minute when Christian Pulisic’s cross hit his trailing foot and popped over goalkeeper Andries Noppert and into the net. But Dumfries, who assisted on the first two goals, scored on a volley in the 81st.

“When you play a team with so much quality like that and you give them three, four chances, they’re going to put three or four away,” United States captain Tyler Adams said, according to Sports websites. “We can show that we can hang with some of the best teams in the world, some of the best players in world, and that’s a lot of progress for US soccer. We’re moving in the right direction, for sure, but we need to keep pushing, because we’re not there yet. But we’re close.”

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