The round of 16 is upon us as Gregg Berhalter and the United States men’s national team will take on the Netherlands in what promises to be a tough matchup on Saturday. The American defense has not conceded a goal on open play, but it will have to be on its toes to, who has three goals in the World Cup thus far.
Everyone will be holding their breath to see, as the trio have been critical in making the United States tick during the World Cup so far. if healthy and . Pulisic himself, , said he’s still feeling soreness from his pelvic contusion and on Friday the team announced that he’d been cleared to play on Saturday.
“I mean, it’s a pelvic contusion. … I didn’t, like, get hit in the balls,” Pulisic said during Thursday’s press conference in Qatar. “I’m all right. It was very painful. That bone is there for a reason, to protect you, I think. I hit it well. It was sore, but like I said, I’m getting better.”
This is Netherlands team that is patient in possession, which means that the recipe for an upset is there if the Americans come into this one with a somewhat clean bill of health. The USMNT will have a chance to press and unsettle them, which would make this a truly memorable World Cup run.. The winner of this match will face the winner of Argentina vs. Australia in the quarterfinals.
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