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USA vs Netherlands World Cup lineup, starting 11 for Round of 16 match at Qatar 2022

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Anything less than progression from the group stages would have represented a disappointment for the United States at this World Cup.

But, having impressed in securing qualification for the Round of 16 in Qatar, Gregg Berhalter’s side have no intention of stopping here.

The only issue is that they face a Netherlands side with a strong major tournament record, including a third-placed World Cup finish under the same manager eight years ago.

Here, we examine how Berhalter could line up his troops as he looks to pull off a shock win, and what the Dutch side the US are coming up against might look like.

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USA vs Netherlands lineups

The USA have been handed a huge double boost ahead of their Round of 16 matchup, after talisman Christian Pulisic was cleared to play.

Not only that, but Dutch boss Louis van Gaal has revealed that illness could hit his side’s preparations.

A number of the Oranje players are believed to be struggling with the flu ahead of Saturday’s meeting at the Khalifa International Stadium, with star Frenkie de Jong said to be among them.

But, at his pre-match media conference, Van Gaal said that no players had yet been ruled out, adding: “We are not going to elaborate on that. But if it goes around in the group, it is worrying.

“There are not 15 or so. In principle, everyone is fit and available.”

USA predicted starting 11

(4-3-3, right to left): 1. Turner (GK) — 2. Dest, 20. Carter-Vickers, 13. Ream, 5. Robinson — 6. Musah, 4. Adams, 8. McKennie — 21. Weah, 7. Reyna, 10. Pulisic.

  • Injured: Josh Sargent (ankle) 
  • Suspended: None

Christian Pulisic is fit after overcoming the pelvic contusion that forced him off against Iran, while Weston Mckennie should also be available having overcome a quad issue.

However, the United States are less optimistic on the fitness of Josh Sargent, who is struggling with an ankle knock that could rule him out. That could mean we finally get sight of Gio Reyna, who has been the subject of much debate among US fans as to why he has not yet been given his chance to shine.

Netherlands predicted starting 11

Netherlands (5-3-2, right to left): 23. Noppert (GK) — 22. Dumfries, 2. Timber, 4. Van Dijk, 5. Ake,17. Blind — 15. De Roon, 21. De Jong, 14. Klaassen — 8. Gakpo, 10. Depay

  • Injured: None
  • Suspended: None

Should the Netherlands keep a lid on the illness spreading through their squad, then Van Gaal is likely to take the opportunity to name an unchanged side from the final Group A win over Qatar.

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Netherlands vs USA World Cup squads

Here are the names on the Netherlands and USA’s World Cup squad lists in Qatar (caps correct as of start of Qatar 2022):

Netherlands World Cup squad

Position No. Player Club Age Caps
GK 1 Remko Pasveer Ajax (NED) 38 2
GK 22 Andries Noppert Heerenveen (NED) 28 0
GK 13 Justin Bijlow Feyenoord (NED) 24 6
DEF 4 Virgil van Dijk Liverpool (ENG) 31 49
DEF 5 Nathan Ake Manchester City (ENG) 27 29
DEF 26 Jeremie Frimpong Bayer Leverkusen (NED) 21 0
DEF 6 Stefan de Vrij Inter (ITA) 30 59
DEF 17 Daley Blind Ajax (NED) 32 94
DEF 3 Matthijs de Ligt Bayern Munich (GER) 23 38
DEF 16 Tyrell Malacia Manchester United (ENG) 23 6
DEF 2 Jurrien Timber Ajax (NED) 21 10
DEF 22 Denzel Dumfries Inter (ITA) 26 37
MID 21 Frenkie de Jong Barcelona (SPA) 25 45
MID 14 Davy Klassen Ajax (NED) 29 35
MID 25 Xavi Simons PSV Eindhoven (NED) 19 0
MID 11 Steven Berghuis Ajax (NED) 30 39
MID 15 Marten de Roon Atalanta (ITA) 31 30
MID 24 Kenneth Taylor Ajax (NED) 20 2
MID 20 Teun Koopmeiners Atalanta (ITA) 24 9
FWD 10 Memphis Depay Barcelona (SPA) 28 81
FWD 7 Steven Bergwijn Ajax (NED) 25 24
FWD 8 Cody Gakpo PSV Eindhoven (NED) 23 9
FWD 19 Wout Weghorst Besiktas (TUR) 30 15
FWD 18 Vincent Janssen Royal Antwerp (BEL) 28 20
FWD 9 Luuk de Jong PSV Eindhoven (NED) 32 38
FWD 12 Noa Lang Club Brugge (BEL) 23 5

USA World Cup squad

Position No. Player Club Age Caps
GK 12 Ethan Horvath Luton Town (ENG) 27 8
GK 25 Sean Johnson NYCFC (USA) 33 10
GK 1 Matt Turner Arsenal (ENG) 28 18
DEF 13 Tim Ream Fulham (ENG) 35 46
DEF 20 Cameron Carter-Vickers Celtic (SCO) 24 10
DEF 2 Sergino Dest AC Milan (ITA) 21 17
DEF 15 Aaron Long NY Red Bulls (USA) 30 29
DEF 18 Shaq Moore Nashville SC (USA) 26 15
DEF 5 Antonee Robinson Fulham (ENG) 25 28
DEF 26 Joe Scally Gladbach (GER) 19 2
DEF 22 DeAndre Yedlin Inter Miami (USA) 29 74
DEF 3 Walker Zimmerman Nashville SC (USA) 29 31
MID 23 Kellyn Acosta LAFC (USA) 27 52
MID 4 Tyler Adams Leeds United (ENG) 23 19
MID 8 Weston McKennie Juventus (ITA) 24 34
MID 6 Yunus Musah Valencia (SPA) 19 18
MID 17 Cristian Roldan Seattle Sonders (USA) 27 32
MID 14 Luca de la Torre Celta Vigo (SPA) 24 12
FWD 11 Brenden Aaronson Leeds United (ENG) 21 21
FWD 7 Gio Reyna Borussia Dortmund (GER) 19 11
FWD 9 Jesus Ferreira FC Dallas (USA) 21 12
FWD 16 Jordan Morris Seattle Sounders (USA) 27 47
FWD 19 Haji Wright Antalyaspor (TUR) 24 3
FWD 10 Christian Pulisic Chelsea (ENG) 24 50
FWD 24 Josh Sargent Norwich City (ENG) 22 19
FWD 21 Timothy Weah LOSC Lille (FRA) 22 24


Credit: sportingnews.com

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