USMNT stuns Netherlands with furious late comeback to win 4-3
The U.S. men's national team stunned the Netherlands with a furious comeback, overturning a 3-1 deficit with three goals in the final 19 minutes to take a 4-3 win in Amsterdam.
John Brooks started the comeback, scoring his first international goal since his dramatic World Cup header vs. Ghana by touching home a cross from DeAndre Yedlin in the 71st minute. Danny Williams pulled the USA even in the 89th minute, following up a corner kick clearance with a deflected blast from the top of the box.
A minute later, the U.S. struck for the win, with Michael Bradley setting up Jordan Morris, who crossed to Bobby Wood. Wood, Williams and the USA's first goal scorer, Gyasi Zardes, each scored his first international goal on the day.
The U.S. secured the result without the likes of captain Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Alejandro Bedoya, Graham Zusi, Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez and Geoff Cameron, who all were either unavailable or not selected for the match.
The USA turns its attention to World Cup champion Germany, as the two will meet on June 10 in Cologne.
Here's how Friday's wild friendly unfolded:
GOALKEEPERS: Jasper Cillessen (FC Groningen); Tim Krul (Newcastle United); Kenneth Vermeer (Feyenoord)
DEFENDERS: Jeffrey Bruma (PSV); Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord); Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United); Bruno Martins Indi (FC Porto); Karim Rekik (PSV); Joël Veltman (Ajax); Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa); Stefan de Vrij (Lazio); Gregory van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain); Jetro Willems (PSV)
MIDFIELDERS: Daley Blind (Manchester United); Tjaronn Chery (FC Groningen); Quincy Promes (Spartak Moskou); Davy Pröpper (Vitesse); Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray); Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV)
FORWARDS: Steven Berghus (AZ Alkmaar); Memphis Depay (PSV); Bas Dost (Wolfsburg); Klass Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04); Luuk de Jong (PSV); Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev); Luciano Narsingh (PSV); Robin van Persie (Manchester United)
GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS: Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham)
MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Danny Williams (Reading)
FORWARDS: Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)