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International Roundup: Blas Perez, Jaime Penedo feature as Panama suffer heavy defeat to Ecuador

Int'l Roundup: Perez, Penedo feature in Panama's 4-0 loss to Ecuador
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Blas Perez frustrated with Panama

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The Panamanian national team had a rough day at the office in their Gold Cup preparations, falling 4-0 at Ecuador in a friendly match as two of three MLS players called up for Los Canaleros featured.

USMNT captain Michael Bradley pleased to see youngsters deal with pressure in win over Netherlands

Bradley pleased to see response from young USMNT players in win
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AMSTERDAM – Michael Bradley was a proud captain after helping to guide a young US national team to a historic 4-3 comeback victory over the Netherlands on Friday night.

Gyasi Zardes relishes "amazing" experience after first USMNT goal in historic win over Netherlands

Zardes relishes "amazing" experience after first US goal in historic win
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AMSTERDAM – LA Galaxy star Gyasi Zardes enjoyed a proper international coming out party Friday night, bagging his first US national team goal to help the visiting Americans pull off an improbable 4-3 rally win over the Netherlands.

Player Ratings: Michael Bradley, Bobby Wood shine brightest for USMNT | Armchair Analyst

Player Ratings: Bradley, Wood shine brightest for US in marquee victory
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If you want a little more robust look at the USMNT's 4-3 win over the Netherlands in Amsterdam, THIS is what you're looking for.

If you want totally subjective player ratings, with all the caveats and snark that come with it:

Armchair Analyst: Energy surge, speed kills & more from the USMNT win over the Netherlands

Analyst: Energy surge, speed kills & more from the US win
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First thought about the USMNT's 4-3 win in Amsterdam over the Netherlands:

Netherlands 3, USA 4 | International Friendly Match Recap

NED 3, USA 4: US get first-ever win vs. Dutch after incredible comeback
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Many would have said it was over. But after going down 3-1 in the second half, the US national team walked away from Amsterdam Arena with a 4-3 win.

In their first ever win against the Netherlands, the US score three players score their first international goals including Bobby Wood, who provided the winner in the 90th minute.

DeAndre Yedlin happy with Tottenham progress despite slow start, targets Gold Cup success

USMNT: Yedlin happy with Tottenham progress despite slow start
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AMSTERDAM – DeAndre Yedlin is ready to prove himself all over again ahead of USMNT friendly visits to European giants the Netherlands (3 pm ET; ESPN, UniMas, UDN) and Germany inside a span of six days.

Bruce Arena thankful Omar Gonzalez was allowed by USMNT to stay with injury-plagued LA Galaxy

Arena thankful USMNT allowed Gonzalez to remain with injured LA
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CARSON, Calif. – Omar Gonzalez eagerly anticipated the US national team's trip this week to Europe ahead of games against the Netherlands and Germany, but when Jurgen Klinsmann's roster was finalized, his name had disappeared.

Consider it the US coach's gift to the LA Galaxy, whose season-long injury crisis has greatly impacted their backline in the past month.

With key players out, USMNT's Jurgen Klinsmann says it's chance for youngsters to show they belong

Young attackers need to "impress" with key US vets out, says Klinsmann
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AMSTERDAM – The absence of hit men Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey should be seen as a chance to shine for those attackers left on board for this friendly road trip to Europe, says US men's national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann.

Jurgen Klinsmann says experimentation phase over for USMNT, results important heading into Gold Cup

Klinsmann says US want results on Euro-trip, drops Gold Cup hint
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AMSTERDAM – Per usual, US boss Jurgen Klinsmann is hoping to see some development from a squad heavily populated with young players when a two-game friendly swing against a pair of European powers begins Friday away to the Netherlands (2:30 pm ET, ESPN2, UniMás).

However, that concept now comes off as a given, and not as any specific ambition to discuss.

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