Qatar is over for 2022 America, And also for CONCACAF. The most industrialized version of ‘A Clockwork Orange’, or better known as ‘La Mecánica Naranja’, pits ‘Team USA’ from the World Cup in a duel almost entirely controlled by Van Gaal’s men. Wright’s real goal came out of the script, But Dumfries, the MVP, got the night back on track for the Dutch, the first to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup. USMNT, the lucky ones will have better chances. They won’t have to wait much longer. Home expected in 2026.
Early momentum for ‘Team USA’, marked by decisive saves for Pulisic with Knoppert’s legs, Klaasen’s competence on the left flank, set off by flashes of ‘total football’. A fleeting glimpse of what was, what used to be. The Gakpo broke, Dumfries overflowed and Memphis finished off the backward diagonal, let it come, ran and kept, as the cannons dictated. Khalifa’s fans, who looked more like a theatrical audience, reacted with glee to the glimpse of “A Clockwork Orange.” “You develop, you leave behind defensive football to win games,” van Gaal admitted at the press conference the day before. said and done. Van Gaal has long had his silk scarves, violins and brushes cut into almond shapes with an electric saw. Why, if the result can be the same. Epiphanies usually come with age: in football, style isn’t essential.
Netherland then hit back, continuing to launch Memphis and Gakpo, of course, permanent threats to Dest and Robinson. But van Gaal had a plan: to put the game to sleep with de Roon and de Jong acting as operators. ‘La Naranja Industrial’ held on efficiently until Moses broke the lines with Uncheck after going into space from Adams. This is where America found a loophole. One of Moussa’s timid exploits ended with a well-intentioned but straight-ahead shot that landed in the palms of Knoppert, which completely eliminated the threat. Van Gaal noticed the danger. Despite strategic dominance, the margin was still slim. Dumfries took it upon himself to remedy this. A cloudy handoff ended at his feet, he overpowered Tyler at the left-hand post and traced his pass for the first goal, Only now it was Blind who came from behind with the same cadence as Memphis: caressing the inside edge of the leg.
Berhalter’s apparent plan was to advance the lines. Play close to Noppert, at the cost of the risks involved. In one raid, Reem eliminates all of the body parts and Gakpo foils the attempt on the line. The Netherlands reacted quickly: Gakpo dove into Turner’s plots and the ball found Ream, who had almost tripped over his own goal. Turner reacted with an emergency. But the United States was already swaying, as Van Gaal’s line sometimes changed to three members in the back. Less corsets, the Netherlands let ‘Team USA’ through. On top of that, McKennie sent the goal to the majestic and electronic Aspire Tower.
To keep the party alive, Turner began multiplying. First, the frontal bombardment by Frankie de Jong; Then, immediately, he blocked the return of Depay’s head with a replacement hand. Turned into an octopus, Turner leads the immortal American revival. Police felt motion; He took the ball until it slid into Knoppert’s field in right and Wright, early in the game, ended up with a reverse flourish and his leg landing in an inhumane position. an impossible goal. The ball hit the instep, which was facing the opponent’s goal, and soared along a trajectory that violated all physical laws. Archimedes must have gone mad. And that Van Dijk marked him closely. The United States sniffed and considered it possible. Khalifa fans too.
An electric shock ran through the stand. The drama is over for a second. That is, until Dally Blind hung the ball to the left, flat and aesthetic, and Dumfries kicked the ball out of the air with that wooden left foot shot. Turner was left at the lime line. There was no way to save ‘Team USA’, who died on a cold night in Qatar taking refuge in the Khalifa court. By the time they return to the World Cup it will be at home, and it will be another story.
T. Koopminers (45′, D. Klaasen), s bergwijn (45′, M. de Roon), G Reyna (45′, Jesus Ferreira), B Aaronson (66′, T. Weah), h wright (66′, W McKennie), D. yedlin (74′, S. Dest.), Javi Simmons (82′, Memphis), Jay Morris (91′, A. Robinson), M. de ligt (93′, n. ak), W Weghorst (93′, C. Gakpo)
1-0, 9′: depe2-0, 45′: daily blind2-1, 75′: Haji Wright3-1, 80′: denzel dumfries
Referee: Wilton Pereira Sampayo
VAR Referees: Nicolás Gallo Barragán, Juan Soto Arvelo
Ten Copeminers (59′, yellow) frankie de jong (86′, yellow)