‘It’s a new game, a new team’ Lavelle and Andonovski on facing again the Netherlands at the World Cup
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The highly anticipated Women’s World Cup match between the USA, the defending champions, and the Netherlands, has ended in a 1-1 draw.
The Netherlands quickly raced ahead, with Jill Roord slotting in a strike from inside the US box in the 16th minute, a lead that persisted through half-time.
But the US fired back at the top of the second half, as Lindsey Horan rebounded from a harsh tackle then scored off a textbook corner header.
Four years ago, the US won their fourth World Cup crown in Paris as they defeated the Netherlands 2-0.
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PHOTOS: US claws back a draw after early goal from Netherlands
In the second half, the US were able to fight their way back to a 1-1 draw against the Netherlands, after the Dutch went ahead with a smooth early goal.
Here are some of the key moments.
A tough tackle from Danielle Van De Donk of the Netherlands helped change the tone of the match. Lindsey Horan of the USA responded first by angrily shoving her Lyon teammate, then scoring an eventual equaliser
Lindsey Horan flicks in a header from a Rose Lavelle corner to make the match 1-1
Substitute Rose Lavelle made an immediate impact in the second half, sending in numerous threatening crosses, including the ball that brought the US level
Josh Marcus27 July 2023 04:23
Netherlands and US end group stage showdown with a 1-1 tie
The score sheet doesn’t tell the full story.
The much-watched group stage matchup between the US and the Netherlands ended in a 1-1 tie, but what finished as a low-scoring draw was in fact quite a lively game with plenty of chances on both sides.
The Dutch dominated the first half, scoring early and so thoroughly controlling posession at times in the minutes that followed that they looked like they were on the training ground warming up, not playing in the World Cup.
The Americans found their fight in the second half, though, with Lindsey Horan finally getting a US ball into the goal, after countless corners failed to deliver.
From there, the US looked a bit more like its world number-one self, outclassing the Dutch defence with attack after attack.
However, US boss Vlatko Andonovsk will likely head to the locker room feeling his side could’ve done better. The Americans could’ve easily had two or three more goals but just couldn’t seem to find that final bit of quality to score.
Josh Marcus27 July 2023 04:05
Lavelle and van de Donk collide heads
A nasty head-to-head collision between Rose Lavelle and Daniëlle van de Donk sent the Dutch mid down to the pitch, where she could be seen gripping her head with a spot of blood on one hand.
After a few minutes of treatment, play resumed and both players made it back into the game.
Josh Marcus27 July 2023 03:59
Last-minute tackle from Ertz saves the US
The US squad owes Julie Ertz a big thank-you.
In the 79th minute, the midfielder flew in with a last-minute challenge to stop another surgical build-up from the Dutch, who were able to play a wonderful cutback ball right across the US box.
For now, things remain 1-1.
Josh Marcus27 July 2023 03:43
So close! US goal called offside
It was finally starting to gel for the US.
Following a crucial header goal from Lindsey Horan, the Stars and Stripes quickly got a second attempt in the goal, only for it to be called offside.
Josh Marcus27 July 2023 03:38
It’s raining corners for the US
Here’s a notable stat: eight to zero.
That’s the advantage the US has had so far when it comes to corners.
After a first half full of missed opportunities from set pieces, the Americans were finally able to convert via a header from Lindsey Horan.
Josh Marcus27 July 2023 03:32
WATCH: Corner header from Horan brings US back into the game
Lindsey Horan has delivered for the US.
After a shaky first 55 minutes or so for the Americans, the midfielder was able to sneak a header past the Dutch defence off a corner.
Josh Marcus27 July 2023 03:27
Lindsey Horan brings US level with near-post header
Lindsey Horan is showing why she’s a captain on the US squad.
The US mid, fresh off a very tough tackle from Daniëlle van de Donk that paused play, just scored a flicked header from a corner to bring the Stars and Stripes level with the Dutch.
Josh Marcus27 July 2023 03:24
Play resumes as Dutch lead USWNT
The second half is upon us.
The US, who looked awfuly flat-footed in the first period against the Dutch, are likely hoping for an injection of pace from sub Rose Lavelle, who came on at half.
Josh Marcus27 July 2023 03:12
PICTURES: Netherlands looking strong as they lead US 1-0
The Netherlands made a confident showing in the first half, racing to a 1-0 advantage on a Jill Roord goal, then defending their lead with solid defence and snappy midfield transitions.
Here are some of the best photos of the action so far.
Jill Roord got the Dutch off to an early lead with a goal in the 16th minute
So far, Sophia Smith hasn’t been the same kind of attacking force for the US she was in their opener with Vietnam, where she scored twice
Vlatko Andonovski, head coach of the US squad, will need to come up with some answers for the flowing Dutch attack and tight defence so far
Josh Marcus27 July 2023 03:08