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USMNT vs. Netherlands: How to Watch, Live Stream, Starting XI, TV Listings, and More

Brek Shea and company get set for one of the world's footballing powers when they play the Dutch in Amsterdam today. We've got your abbreviated preview, projected lineup and all the info on how to watch, here in our open thread.

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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?

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.

Official Lineups:

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

Netherlands (4-3-3):

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

Match Thread Rules:

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