Depay Shines, But USA Stun Holland 4-3 In Friendly

AMSTERDAM (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United new capture Memphis Depay put on a shining display, but the Netherlands were stunned 4-3 by USA in an international friendly game played in Amsterdam on Friday night.

Depay had an assist and a goal on the night, but the home were made to pay for some poor defending and fell to their first ever defeat to the Americans in six meetings.

 

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Substitutes Bobby Wood and Daniel Williams scored a goal each in the last two-minutes of regulation time to help the North American side rally from a two goal deficit to pile on further misery on Dutch coach Guus Hiddink, who has struggled to get positive results since taking over from Louis van Gaal after the World Cup.

Depay started brightly for Holland and it was the Manchester United bound wide-man who setup the opener for the home side when his teasing cross was sweetly guided home by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar with a header from close range in the 27th minute.

USA beat Holland

USA defeated Holland in friendly

USA, however, pulled a goal back before half-time when Gyasi Zardes fired home past Jasper Cillessen.

After the break, Huntelaar struck again to give Holland the lead before another one of his strike deflected off Depay past Brad Guzan to make it 3-1 in the 53rd minute.

However, poor defending by the Dutchmen, who played a high-line in the back, allowed USA back into the game — first with a nice finish from John Brooks off a cross in the 70th and then Williams’ goal in the 89th.

Wood then stunned the hosts with the winner in the 90th minute, as Hiddink shook his head in disbelief.

Holland Team: Cillessen; Janmaat, Bruma, Martins Indi, Blind; Clasie, Wijnaldum; Promes, van Persie, Depay; Huntelaar

USA Team: Guzan; Shea, Brooks, Alvarado, Chandler; Morales, Beckerman, Bradley; Zardes, Johannsson, Johnson.

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