Jurgen Klinsmann's side came back from 3-1 down in Amsterdam to beat the Dutch 4-3 with three goals in the final 20 minutes.
brad guzan (@bguzan) June 5, 2015
US national team goalkeeper Brad Guzan took to Twitter on Friday night to praise the American Outlaws supporters’ group following his side’s 4-3 comeback win over the Netherlands in Amsterdam.
Jurgen Klinsmann’s men rallied from a two-goal deficit with three strikes in the final 20 minutes to beat the Dutch for the first time ever, as the Aston Villa custodian made a number of crucial saves to help keep them in the game.
Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar opened the scoring for the Netherlands in the 27th-minute after capitalising on some poor US defending, before LA Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes equalised just six minutes later with his first international goal following a pinpoint cross from Fabian Johnson.
The Dutch regained the lead four minutes after the break, though, when Huntelaar headed in Gregory van der Wiel's cross for his second, before Manchester United-bound Memphis Depay doubled their advantage not long after when his hat-trick-seeking teammate’s shot ricocheted off of his shin and into the net.
However, after four substitutions in quick succession, the US got one back in the 70th-minute to set the comeback in motion, as captain Michael Bradley’s exquisite ball into the box allowed DeAndre Yedlin to set up John Brooks for the finish.
Danny Williams then pulled the visitors level one minute ahead of stoppage-time with a fierce shot and deflection from outside the box, before the oft-criticised Bobby Wood poked in Stanford sophomore Jordan Morris’ cross at the death to complete a dramatic win.
Having acknowledged the role the travelling fans at the Amsterdam Arena played in spurring them on to an unlikely victory on the night, Guzan and his teammates will now be hoping for more of the same support when they take on Germany in next week's friendly in Cologne.