Welcome to your Mane Land open thread for freedom.
This is not the best American side that Jurgen Klinsmann could trot out there for a road friendly against one of the world's biggest soccer powers. Any result that doesn't see the U.S. getting trucked should be looked on with joy and wonder.
That said, we're totally supporting Orlando City defender/midfielder Brek Shea and his countrymen as they take on the likes of Robin van Persie and Wesley Sneijder, Memphis Depay and the rest of Guus Hiddink's troops. The Dutch have a Euro Cup qualifier against Latvia coming up on the 12th, so they're looking to get sharp while Klinsmann continues to tinker.
Do we stand a chance in this one?
Netherlands-#USMNT, 2:20 ET on ESPN. U.S. has lost all 4 games vs Netherlands, its most losses to any country w/o a win or draw.— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) June 5, 2015
Oh. This isn't going to be an easy one, folks.
Feel free to discuss all the action below in the comments as you secretly stream the game while at work.
U.S. Men's National Team (4-3-3):
Goalkeeper: Brad Guzan
Defenders: Brek Shea, Ventura Alvarado, John Brooks, Timmy Chandler
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman, Michael Bradley, Alfredo Morales
Forwards: Fabian Johnson, Aron Johannsson, Gyasi Zardes
Bench: Nick Rimando, Michael Orozco, DeAndre Yedlin, Mix Diskerud, Daniel Williams, Miguel Ibarra, Juan Agudelo, Bobby Wood, Jordan Morris, Brad Evans
Goalkeeper: Jasper Cillessen
Defenders: Daley Blind, Martins Indi, Jeffrey Bruma, Daryl Janmaat
Midfielders: Jordy Clasie, Robin van Persie, Georginio Wijnaldum
Forwards: Memphis Depay, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Quincy Promes
Bench: Tim Krul, Kenneth Vermeer, Gregory Van der Wiel, Stefan de Vrij, Jetro Willems, Karim Rekik, Joel Veltman, Wesley Sneijder, Tjaronn Chery, Davy Propper, Luuk de Jong, Luciano Narsingh, Steven Berghuis
How to Watch:
Match time: 2:30 p.m. (ET) - coverage starts at 2:20 on ESPN.
Venue: Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands
TV: ESPN, UniMas, Univision Deportes
Live Stream: Watch ESPN, Univision Deportes
Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow along with @StarsAndStripesFC
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