Matches

10/08/2008
2:2 (0:1)
  • Sacha KLJESTAN (64')
  • Jozy ALTIDORE (72')
  • Ryan BABEL (16')
  • Gerald SIBON (90'+3)

Summary

Dutch hang on for US draw
A Gerald Sibon free kick in stoppage time brought the Dutch back from the brink of elimination and forced a 2-2 draw with the USA in Tianjin. More »

Line-up

18
18
2
2
3
3
4
4
6
7
7
8
11
11
14
12
15
15
16
16
17
17

Substitute(s)

1
1
5
5
8
6
9
9
10
10
12
13
13
14

Coaches

Peter NOWAK (POL)
(NED) Foppe DE HAAN

Officials

Referee: Michael HESTER (NZL)Assistant Referee 1: Tevita MAKASINI (TGA)Assistant Referee 2: Michael JOSEPH (VAN)Fourth official: Khalil AL GHAMDI (KSA)

  • USA veteran Brian McBride (centre) up against Kew Jaliens and Hedwiges Maduro of the Netherlands.
  • The Netherlands' Urby Emanuelson in action against the USA.
  • The Netherlands' Royston Drenthe (R) runs with the ball as Robbie Rogers of the USA looks on.
  • Freddy Adu (2ndR) of US vies with opponents from Netherlands
  • Forward of US Freddy Adu (L) tries to tackle forward Ryan Babel of the Netherlands
  • Forward Ryan Babel of The Netherlands (L) fights for the ball with US midfielder Sacha Kijestan
"From that distance, I knew that if I hit the target it would be difficult for the keeper to get to it. And it was," Gerald Sibon, Dutch scorer.