The United States of America have been eliminated from the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a 3-1 loss to the Netherlands.
First half goals from Memphis Depay and Daley Blind — both assisted by Denzel Dumfries — staked the Dutch to a lead they would never relinquish.
The US pulled a goal back in the 76th minute through Haji Wright, and piled on the pressure, but Dumfries added the clincher in the 81st minute to give the Netherlands some needed breathing room.
US goalkeeper Matt Turner expressed disappointment that he and his squad weren’t able to move forward in the World Cup after a crushing defeat to the Netherlands on Saturday.
“We all know what we put out there tonight wasn’t our best stuff,” Turner told FOX Sports after the 3-1 loss.
“That’s the disappointing part. We all want to create moments for people back home to fall in love with the game,” he said. “And tonight was not one of those nights, unfortunately.”
The US will look to point to 2026 when it will co-host the World Cup alongside Canada and Mexico.
“We want to inspire another generation and I think that’s the clear message within our locker room,” Turner continued.
“When you have opportunities against top opponents on the world stage you want to put your best foot forward and be able to do that. Unfortunately, tonight we weren’t up for it.”