U.S. rallies to beat Netherlands, 4-3

U.S. claims first victory over Dutch with 4-3 comeback win against the Netherlands in Amerstdam

Danny Williams scored in the 89th minute and Bobby Wood in the 90th, capping a comeback from a two-goal second-half deficit and leading the United States over the Netherlands 4-3 Friday night for the Americans' first win against the Dutch.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored on headers in the 27th and 49th minutes in the exhibition and assisted on Memphis Depay's 53rd-minute goal as the sixth-ranked Netherlands built a 3-1 lead.

Gyasi Zardes got his first international goal in the 33rd as the U.S. reached halftime in a 1-1 tie despite having just 39 percent possession.

John Brooks cut the U.S. deficit in the 71st minute. Williams and Wood, both second-half substitutes who are far down on the American depth shot, then scored their first goals for the national team.

The Americans, ranked 27th, had been 0-4 against the Dutch coming in and had been outscored 7-1. They play at world champion Germany next week in their next-to-last game before starting the defense of their CONCACAF Gold Cup title.

U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann previously led the Americans to their first win against Italy and their first victory at Mexico.

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