But behind the scenes the gears will keep turning. Berhalter is nearing the end of a four-year contract, and a decision will soon have to be made, by the coach and team, about whether he should stay on for another four-year term to nurture and shape the squad before the 2026 World Cup. “In the next couple weeks, I’ll clear my head, sit down and think about what’s next, ” Berhalter said. That tournament — for which the United States, Canada and Mexico will serve as joint hosts — has loomed large over this current team.
United StatesMatthias Hangst/Getty Images Dec. 3, 2022, 11:53 a. ET Andrew DasReporting from QatarFULL TIME: The United States national team’s 2022 World Cup, a campaign started with high hopes, marred by a scary injury to its star and then undone by three simple goals on a cool night outside of Qatar’s capital, is over after a 3-1 loss to the Netherlands. The defeat did not come as a surprise at the end; the young Americans had been outclassed by a Dutch team that got goals from Memphis Depay and Daley Blind in the first half and a clincher from Denzel Dumfries in the second — minutes after Haji Wright had thrown the United States a late lifeline. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesDec.
gets one back. Wright makes up for his mistake. Catherine Ivill/Getty ImagesDec. 3, 2022, 11:32 a. ET Andrew DasReporting from Qatar75′ Golden chance! A terrible mistake — an ill-timed back pass — appears to send Wright in alone on Noppert. But his first touch is far too heavy, taking him well wide of the goal. He vainly tries to shoot, but it’s cleared. 3, 2022, 11:29 a.
no angles to exploit. It appears to be frustrating the U. midfield a bit, but it has also made Ferreira virtually invisible. 3, 2022, 10:22 a. ET John BranchReporting from QatarAnd we’ve got the wave going. Colleague Andrew Keh, next to me: “I like the wave. ” Me, too. Don’t hate. 3, 2022, 10:19 a. ET Andrew DasReporting from Qatar18′ The Netherlands drives up the center again but chooses the worst of three options: a layoff for Daley Blind. His shot skies over the goal. 3, 2022, 9:45 a.
” ImageCredit... Erin Schaff/The New York TimesDec. 3, 2022, 11:43 a. ET Sarah LyallReporting from QatarWith his relentless prowling and gesticulating inside (and occasionally just outside) the little box where he’s allowed to stand during the match, Berhalter is the picture of restless anxiety, and for good reason. By contrast, the Netherlands coach, Louis van Gaal — older and more phlegmatic, and also in charge of a team that is currently in the lead — remains mostly out of view. If he has things to say, he will say them later. 3, 2022, 11:38 a.
Mervin Acoca, 40, estimated that several thousand fans in orange had shown up to the tournament. But, he said, many of them live locally or in other places in the Persian Gulf, meaning that far fewer than normal have traveled from home. “There was a lot of very bad stories in the media about human rights and how expensive it would be, ” said Acoca, who was dressed in his traditional World Cup outfit: an orange Fred Flintstone-style tunic dotted in black and accessorized with orange high-tops, an orange wig and a tie striped in the colors of the Dutch flag. “But that just means it’s more exclusive here.
That doubles the Dutch lead just as the halftime whistle blows. Matthias Hangst/Getty ImagesDec. 3, 2022, 10:44 a. ET Reid EpsteinThe nation’s Democratic governors briefly interrupted their annual meeting with donors and lobbyists in New Orleans to watch today’s game. Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey, who owns a women’s professional soccer team, and Gov. Janet Mills of Maine, sat on couches next to large TVs living and dying with each play. But Gov.
It was a useful bit of rhetoric, a sort of verbal step-over dribble. But it was not hard to read between the lines. For his young U. team, anything after the group stage would be gravy. In that sense, the United States and many of its fans will be generally pleased with the body of work the team produced in Qatar. The United States largely outplayed Wales, its first opponent, only to let victory slip from its grasp with the concession of a late penalty kick, resulting in a 1-1 tie. It stood toe to toe with England, one of the tournament favorites, sparring to a scoreless draw that was celebrated like a win.
It may feel like it could have gone further. ImageCredit... Julian Finney/Getty ImagesBut it was a satisfying result for the Netherlands, a team whose ambitions for this World Cup were made clear when its coach declared before the start of the round of 16 that his squad had four matches left to play. The Netherlands will play again on Friday night against the winner of Saturday’s late match between Argentina and Australia. Ambition, for an American men’s soccer team, can be a trickier thing to articulate. In 2014, the last time the United States participated in the World Cup, Jürgen Klinsmann, the team’s coach at the time, mused before a ball was even kicked that his group had no chance of winning the tournament. He said he was being realistic.
Michel Geijs, 22, took a train from Connecticut with his girlfriend to come. “If you come here alone, you’re looking for people who have the same story. Hilary Swift for The New York TimesDec. 3, 2022, 10:35 a. ET Andrew DasReporting from Qatar34′ The U. is doing what it needs to do at the moment: have a good spell of possession, build back its confidence, and try to stretch out the Netherlands a little bit. The wider they can make the Dutch play, the more options they may have to get through someplace. 3, 2022, 10:29 a. ET Andrew DasReporting from Qatar29′ Two corners in a row after Memphis wins the first by turning Walker Zimmerman back and forth in the area a few times. The American held his ground and never gave the forward a look at Turner’s goal.
3, 2022, 10:31 a. ET Lauren McCarthyIf you’re wondering why Memphis Depay doesn’t use his last name on his jersey, he has said in interviews over the years that he goes only by Memphis to distance himself from a father who abandoned his family when he was very young. 3, 2022, 10:28 a. ET John BranchReporting from QatarI joked that the Dutch are dressed like electric highway pylons, but it does feel like the Americans are struggling to drive through a crowded construction zone — slow, tentative, not sure where the lanes are. Mohamed Messara/EPA, via ShutterstockDec. ET Andrew DasReporting from Qatar26′ The Netherlands is quietly squeezing the game farther up the field and giving the U.
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As the party at Hurley’s got underway, the club was simultaneously hosting a celebration for Sinterklaas, a Dutch holiday, at its Fifth Avenue outpost. (Organizers emphasized that the World Cup game will be shown there, too. )The Netherland Club had hosted watch parties at Hurley’s for the three previous Dutch games, but Katherine Vos van Liempt, the general manager of the club, said this would be the largest yet. “This is a big one for us, ” she said.
Ramon Van Flymen/EPA, via ShutterstockThe obvious competition for the Netherlands on Saturday is the ambitious United States team who is hoping to advance to the quarterfinals by beating the eighth-ranked soccer team in the world. But another rival is coming from within the country. The game conflicts with shopping and celebrations for the Dec. 5 holiday Sinterklaas, the Dutch version of St. Nicholas Day that includes a night of opening gifts and eating candy. For one, an event to watch the game on big screens with thousands of people in the Johan Cruyff Arena, the Amsterdam stadium where Ajax plays, has been canceled because of lack of enthusiasm, according to organizers.
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This stadium, the only one of the eight for the World Cup that previously existed (built in 1976) is not conducive to noise. It holds 45, 857, but the stands are far from the field because it has been used for track (including the 2019 world championships). But stadium design is not the reason why American fans were struggling to get excited.
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’”This year’s U. team was seen as young and talented, the second-youngest roster in the tournament, with the youngest starting lineup. But this World Cup is a bit mistimed, perhaps, for a program that believes it is a couple of years from full bloom. The goal in Qatar, at least to most fans and commentators, and perhaps even to some of those close to the team, was to advance through the group stage, to reach the round of 16. That was accomplished. But goals ratchet up with each success, so the loss to the Dutch was greeted with heartbreak, and then perspective.
The Netherlands dashed those dreams — that little feeling of what if — in clinical fashion on Saturday night, exposing all the Americans’ deficiencies in a 3-1 loss before 44, 846 fans at Khalifa International Stadium. “This is a tough one obviously to swallow for us, ” Coach Gregg Berhalter said. “The guys put everything they had into it. It’s such a good group of guys, such a close-knit group of guys, you just want more for them, and tonight we just came up short. ” The U. team will return home having achieved one small goal: vanquishing whatever lingering shame the program might have felt since 2017, when a previous team’s failure to qualify for the last World Cup triggered a yearslong period of rebuilding and soul searching.
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They’re perking up. 3, 2022, 10:40 a. ET Andrew KehReporting from QatarThe U. has a promising passing sequence that ends with a cross into the box. It started when Ferreira dropped way back into the midfield to find the ball, clearing space for the team’s wingers to slide ahead of him. Ferreira hasn’t been much of a factor yet, but that’s the type of play that can make him a useful presence in this game. 3, 2022, 10:38 a. ET Carly OlsonHurley’s Saloon in Manhattan is hosting a viewing party supporting the Dutch team, hosted by the Netherland Club of New York.
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