Netherlands holds off United States to reach World Cup quarterfinals


The Netherlands kicked off the knockout stage of the World Cup with a plucky 3-1 win over the United States in the round of 16 on Saturday.First-half goals from Memphis Depay and Daley Blind gave the Dutch a 2-0 lead. The U.S. halved the deficit in the 76th minute when substitute Haji Wright somehow flicked Christian Pulisic's pass up and over goalkeeper Andries Noppert. But Denzel Dumfries capitalized on sloppy defending to restore his team's two-goal cushion.Louis van Gaal's side will face either Argentina or Australia in the quarterfinals next Friday.More to come.Copyright © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.