The first knockout-round games are upon us.
The United States looks to keep its 2022 World Cup run going against the Netherlands on Saturday. The USMNT enters the game as a significant underdog despite giving up just one goal over three games so far.
The Netherlands grabbed seven points out of Group A but it’s no stretch to say that Group A was the weakest of the groups at the World Cup. Qatar was the worst host country ever and while Senegal and Ecuador are solid, there were other groups with a better middle tier. Given USMNT’s goal-prevention ability so far, the U.S. should prove a worthy opposition.