The Orange ladies misplaced to the US within the reprise of the World Cup last on Friday. The reigning world champion was 2-0 too robust within the observe match within the Rat Verlegh Stadium.
Wiegman absent resulting from personal circumstances
The USA was stronger from the beginning and simply earlier than half-time got here by means of a pleasant aim from Rose Lavelle deserved to 0-1. Twenty minutes earlier than the top, Kristie Mewis made the 0-2 and thus put the identical last rating on the scoreboard as in July final 12 months within the last battle in Lyon.
The defeat towards the US is the primary loss for the Netherlands because the World Cup last. The Orange gained 9 instances previously sixteen months and drew 3 times. Now that unbeaten collection has come to an finish.
The American ladies, who’ve been on the high of the world for many years, went and not using a defeat for the thirty second time in a row. The US confirmed in Breda that there’s nonetheless a distinction with vice world champion Orange, which designated the exhibition recreation as a measurement level in the direction of the Olympic Video games in Tokyo subsequent summer season.
Subsequent Tuesday, the Orange ladies will play the final worldwide match of this calendar 12 months and Kosovo would be the opponent in Breda within the final group match of the European Championship qualification. The Netherlands is already sure of collaborating within the last event in England in mid-2022.
Orange might do little offensive. (Photograph: Professional Photographs)
The US star staff began on Friday in an empty Rat Verlegh Stadium with no fewer than 9 gamers who additionally began within the last battle within the sold-out Parc Olympique Lyonnais on July 7, 2019. At Orange, robust holders Stefanie van der Gragt (not match) and Vivianne Miedema (injured), whereas nationwide coach Sarina Wiegman was absent resulting from personal circumstances.
With assistant coach Arjan Veurink as in the end accountable on the bench, the Orange went for the primary victory over the US in 24 years, however the recreation picture rapidly confirmed that it was going to be very troublesome. Identical to within the World Cup last created Netherlands virtually nothing.
The US put strain and that additionally led to alternatives. Lynn Williams shot simply over within the eighteenth minute and ten minutes later it appeared to hit by means of Christen Press. The striker bypassed keeper Sari van Veenendaal and pushed the ball into the empty aim, however the Netherlands was fortunate that the aim was wrongly rejected for offside.
For instance, the Orange appeared to succeed in the break with 0-0, however within the fortieth minute there was nonetheless the opening aim of the US. Lavelle, who additionally scored within the World Cup last, minimize out Dominique Janssen and shot the ball superbly into the far nook (0-1).
Pleasure on the US after the 0-2. (Photograph: Professional Photographs)