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USA Stuns Holland In Amsterdam

USA-Fans-NewA historic moment for USA soccer as Jurgen Klinsmann’s side came from two goals down to beat the 2014 World Cup semi-finalists 4-2 in Holland on Friday.

Eager to avoid a first ever loss to the United States while preparing for next week’s EURO 2016 qualifier against Latvia, Guus Hiddink’s men pushed hard for an opener and Huntelaar found it in the 27th minute when heading home Depay’s cross. Gyasi Zardes responded six minutes later by converting a Fabian Johnson cross at the back post.

The Achilles heel of the American’s has been conceding goals in the second half and once again they gave up two quick goals at the start of the second half. First Huntelaar re-established the Dutch side’s advantage three minutes after the break by smashing home Gregory van der Wiel’s ball from the right and then Manchester United-bound winger Depay appeared to make it game over when he deflected a shot from Huntelaar past Brad Guzan.

But credit to Klinsmann and and US team, the heads did not go down after conceding that third goal. Klinsmann made some changes and when Bradley laid on a beautiful pass to free DeAndre Yedlin and his cross was turned in by an unmarked Brooks at the back post.

Dutch nerves were on edge as the US continued to create chances and the Amsterdam Arena was silenced when De Jong sliced Daniel Williams’ attempt past goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to level things up in the 89th minute.

All that was left was for Erzgebirge Aue striker Wood to drill the ball into the Dutch net 20 seconds into time added on, sealing a historic victory for the Americans.

US Soccer 2015 Fixtures
July 3: USA v Guatemala in Nashville – Buy USA v Guatemala Tickets

2015 Gold Cup
July 7, 2015 (Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX)
Panama vs. Haiti and USA vs. Honduras/French Guiana – Buy Gold Cup Tickets

July 10, 2015 (Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA)
Honduras/French Guiana vs. Panama and USA vs. Haiti – Buy Gold Cup Tickets

July 13, 2015 (Sporting Park – Kansas City, MO)
Haiti vs. Honduras/French Guiana and Panama vs. United States – Buy Gold Cup Tickets

QUARTERFINALS: July 18, 2015 (M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD) – Buy Gold Cup Tickets
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SEMIFINALS: July 22, 2015 (Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA) – Buy Gold Cup Tickets

FINAL: July 26, 2015 (Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA) – Buy Tickets

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  • Alejandra Gutierrez January 1, 2009, 2:07 am


  • lonnie January 10, 2009, 5:19 pm

    I also need to know when the US vs MEXICO tickets will be on sale. I need 15 tickets. Please can someone let me know as soon as they find out. I have gone under every aval. site.

    • David Wilson January 11, 2009, 4:47 am

      Unless you are a Crew ticket holder or belong to something like Sam’s army Lonnie, it looks like a ticket reseller like StubHub is your only choice for tickets to the game

  • don January 16, 2009, 1:01 pm


    i have tickets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • David Wilson January 16, 2009, 2:13 pm

      Congrats on getting the tickets Don. Hopefully it will be a good game

  • andy January 22, 2009, 1:45 pm

    can someone please tell me when are they going to post the venue for the games between usa and trinidad april 1st,and when the tickets go on sale.

    • David Wilson January 22, 2009, 3:53 pm

      Andy, I would expect that announcement sometime late next month

  • Dave February 12, 2009, 8:42 am

    When will the venue for USA vs Honduras be decided and announced and when will tickets go on sale? What a win vs Mexico! It was great to see so many foreign based players! Our defense looked a bit suspect however. Hopefully that will improve with time, otherwise things will be same-ole-same-ole come cup time!

    • David Wilson February 12, 2009, 9:43 am

      Hi Dave. The U.S. will play Honduras on June 6 at Soldier Field in Chicago. I would expect tickets to go on sale in early May.

      • Debby March 13, 2013, 9:23 am

        Just announced – The US will play Honduras June 18 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah

  • mario February 13, 2009, 8:35 pm

    Hi congrats to the US team they play great against Mexico i hope the US keeps on the supremacy against Mexico for years to came, but I’m from Honduras and i hope that we do a lot more than Mexico to take a least one point home, but if not i would just like to see national team for the first time here in Chicago.

  • Richard Marnoch December 6, 2009, 11:42 am

    Can anyone tell me the schedule and venues for the Mexico national teams warm up games in the US in 2010.

    • David Wilson December 6, 2009, 8:09 pm

      Mexico’ s schedule has not yet been released. When it is released we will let you know

  • Milly Concha April 5, 2011, 10:01 am

    Please let me know when tickets go for sale.Thank you very much!

    • David Wilson April 6, 2011, 9:17 am

      Expect them to go on sale sometime in April, but waiting to get the official date from US Soccer

  • Jake garrison April 19, 2011, 9:51 pm

    It would be awesome to see US take on Spain in Massachusetts

  • K. Everett June 3, 2011, 7:45 pm

    I have two tickets to the USA v. Spain game for Saturday June 4th. The tickets are for the Club section, section 34, row19, seats 19 and20. The tickets values are 495.00 each and a five dollar handling fee. This is face value for the tickets. Club seating gives you great seats, waitstaff, extra wide leather seating, all indoors, on a hot day nothing like a cold beer in controlled air! Tickets available until game time! Game time is four thirty.

  • Jose L Rodriguez August 10, 2011, 9:50 am

    I have 2 tickets ofr tonight game at the Lincoln financial field between Mexico and USA for sale.
    Section 128, row # 2 seat # 1 and # 2. Asking $ 70.00 each. I can send them by email

    You acn cal me at 609-802-7126 if interested

    Let me knoe if you are interested

  • Rishab February 10, 2015, 1:20 am

    Congrats USA !!

  • Raymond L. February 10, 2015, 2:22 am

    While the Stars and Stripes are notorious for letting their guards down in the second half after going all out in the first, this match against Panama didn’t follow that same trend. And because the squad maintained their focus throughout the 90 minutes, they came away with the win—certainly a breathe of fresh air after that disappointing loss to Chile a week ago.

    • David February 10, 2015, 8:31 am

      Totally agree although I put part of the Chile defeat down to the fact that the players had not played since November and are not fully fit yet.

  • Raymond L. February 18, 2015, 5:07 am

    It’s definitely worth paying to see how the Stars and Stripes do against a powerhouse team like Mexico’s. Nevertheless, I’m hoping that both sides won’t treat this like any other friendly.

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