A week after it toppled FIFA and ousted president Sepp Blatter, the United States stunned the Netherlands in a 4-3 thriller in Amsterdam.
Fine. That’s over the top. But the U.S. men’s national team did pull off an incredible upset of the sixth-ranked team in the world on foreign soil on Friday, coming back from 3-1 down to win the friendly 4-3.
The fourth goal was a beauty. Michael Bradley took the ball deep in his own half in the 90th minute, went on a 50+ yard solo run to the top of the Dutch box before passing it off to (college student) Jordan Morris, who squared a pass to Bobby Wood for the goal.
Full video (more below):
Here’s where Bradley started his run:
Here’s where he finished it:
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has spent the 10 months since the World Cup experimenting with the player pool, but that’s over now. With the Gold Cup on the horizon in early July, the U.S. will be going for results now, and this is a great way to start.
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