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.
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.
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.
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First thought about the USMNT's 4-3 win in Amsterdam over the Netherlands:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.