Netherlands 2-0 USA LIVE! Blind Goal – WC 2022 match stream, latest result and updates today
Louis van Gaal will guide the Netherlands into the knockout stages of the World Cup for the second time in his career today as the Oranje bid for a place in the last eight against the United States. Van Gaal’s side as semi-finalists in 2014 may not always prove convincing, but boast one of the most experienced managers in the game.
The USA, meanwhile, are one of the youngest teams in the tournament and have impressed. While all eyes will surely be on their co-hosting in 2026, they could make a real statement by beating one of Europe’s powerhouses in a knockout game. After proving against England that they are no light touch, this will be another big step.
Both teams have had good news in the injury department, with Memphis Depay partnering the in-form Cody Gakpo for the Netherlands while Christian Pulisic is fit for the USA. Follow all the action LIVE with Standard Sports’ dedicated match blog, Nizaar Kinsella will provide expert analysis from the ground!
64 minutes: Changes for the US, it is very much becoming ‘now or never’ territory.
Robinson is down on the other side looking in a good deal of pain, it could change the planned subs.
61 minutes: Big problems for the USA, as the free kick is cleared and four orange shirts fly forward.
Gakpo to Depay, he has slowed down. Gakpo’s shot is then blocked, falls to Depay and Turner tips his effort over the bar.
60 minutes: Kryss is swung into the Dutch box, the last by Adams, but Van Dijk is there to push away.
There will be one more now, as Pulisic is hacked down by the Koopmeiners. He receives the first yellow card of the match.
58 minutes: Pulisic skips past Van Dijk and wins a free-kick for his side, a rare bit of rash defending from the Liverpool man.
Very out of character – the Dutch are a bit rattled at the moment.
54 minutes: And another decent chance, Reyna cuts in and picks out McKennie on the edge of the box. Lifts the effort over the bar.
He is furious with himself, screaming in frustration. Feel something could be coming for USA though – one goal in the next 20 minutes or so and we have a real game on our hands.
53 minutes: Pulisic inside on the right foot, opens up space for the shot, but it is straight at Noppert. The US is giving this a real shot, as you’d expect. Will not go quietly.
The question is how much space that leaves the Dutch at the other end of the pitch.
51 minutes: Almost an own goal!
Zimmerman sticks out a leg to cut out Dumfries’ cross into the six-yard box, deflects it towards his own goal and Turner makes a smart save. This could be an end-to-end half.
49 minutes: Corner for USA, Pulisic over to take it.
Falling for Ream, he pokes it on the line and it’s hacked away on the line by Gakpo! Ream failed to make a proper connection, giving Gakpo a chance to clear.
48 minutes: Reyna has gone through the middle up front, with Pulisic on the left and Weah on the right.
The Netherlands immediately have a chance to break, Ream sliding in to stop Bergwijn’s progress.
Nizaar Kinsella at the Khalifa International Stadium
The USA had a full team together before the second half and have nothing to lose as they seek a stunning comeback in the Round of 16 with the Netherlands.