5 more things you might not know about USA vs. Netherlands


Becky Sauerbrunn and Shanice van den Sanden of the Netherlands, Sept. 18, 2016. (John Bazemore/AP)

The U.S. women beat the Netherlands 3-1 Sunday in Atlanta.

The Dutch scored less than two minutes into the game and led for most of the first half before Team USA settled in. An own goal by Dutch captain Mandy van den Berg, which broke a 1-1 tie in the 50th minute, didn’t help the cause of the Orange.

Next on Team USA’s schedule: back-to-backs against Switzerland on Oct. 19 in Sandy, Utah, and Oct. 23 in Minneapolis.

Here are five oddities, curiosities, or (possibly) interesting facts about the game against the Netherlands:



For the fourth time in their last five games, the U.S. women were tied with their opponents at the half.



Carli Lloyd’s goal was the 94th of her career. She would be the sixth player in U.S. history to score 100.





Allie Long’s goal was her third in 16 career appearances.



Carli Lloyd is tied with Alex Morgan for the team scoring lead in 2016 (15 goals). Lloyd leads the team in assists (11).



Dutch players were whistled for 15 fouls and drew two yellow cards, compared with six fouls and no yellows for Team USA.



Megan Rapinoe during the national anthem before Team USA played the Netherlands, Sept. 18, 2016. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)



5 things you might not know about USA vs. the Netherlands


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