The U.S. men’s national team has reached the World Cup Round of 16, and its improbable dream of a deep tournament run begins today, with knockout-round date with the Netherlands (10 a.m., FOX).
The Americans went through the group stage unbeaten, allowing just one goal and securing their place in the Round of 16 with the dramatic 1-0 win against Iran.
A much tougher test awaits at the Khalifa Stadium though, as the Dutch also bring an unbeaten record into today’s Round of 16 clash, and the Oranje have also allowed just one goal in group play.
Gregg Berhalter has made two changes to the starting lineup that faced Iran, with Walker Zimmerman and Jesus Ferreira replacing Cameron Carter-Vickers and Josh Sargent, while Christian Pulisic retains his role after overcoming the pelvic contusion he suffered against Iran.
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