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Social media reacts to USA loss to Netherlands: U.S. fans let it all out
FIFA Men's World Cup

Social media reacts to USA loss to Netherlands: U.S. fans let it all out

Updated Dec. 3, 2022 12:24 p.m. ET

The 2022 World Cup knockout stage started with United States men's national team losing 3-1 vs. Netherlands, sending the USMNT home in the round of 16 for the third time in each of its last three World Cup appearances. Here are the top fan moments and social media reactions.


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U.S. concedes third goal

Haji Wright misses an opportunity then scores anyway!

USMNT sub Haji Wright missed a golden opportunity on a misplay by the Netherlands, but scored anyway to give the United States life.

USA still scoreless 60 minutes in

Weston McKennie had a great chance early in the second half but launched his attempt over the goal, and the United States has 30 minutes to make up a two-goal deficit.

Gio Reyna subs in at half; Twitter approves

After many on social media had been clamoring for star striker Gio Reyna to enter the game, Reyna came on as a halftime sub for Jesus Ferrera.

Jozy Altidore urges positivity as USMNT down 2-0 at half

USA fans keeping the faith at home and in Qatar

Even though their team is down a goal early, United States fans are not giving up yet.

Jimmy and Alexi: Time to see what USMNT is made of

Netherlands scores first

Star Oranje striker Memphis Depay struck one in the back of the net in the 10th minute. for the first goal that the USMNT and keeper Matt Turner have conceded in the run of play in the World Cup.


Alexi gets the crowd FIRED up!

Nothing excites lead FOX Sports soccer analyst Alexi Lalas more than a United States matchday, and the crowd at the FOX Sports set in Doha, Qatar gave him all the energy he needed.

USMNT legends make their picks!

World Cup Now host Jimmy Conrad went around asking USMNT legends and FOX Sports soccer analysts Maurice Edu, Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan — who scored in the last USMNT knockout stage win 20 years ago — their predictions for Saturday's match.

President Biden: "It's called soccer — You guys are going to do it!"

President Joe Biden caught a "pass" from USMNT captain Tyler Adams and wished the USMNT well, repeating a chant heard across the world by United States fans and predicting a Stars And Stripes victory.

President Biden hypes up USMNT before World Cup round of 16

President Biden wished Tyler Adams and USMNT good luck in their round of 16 matchup against the Netherlands in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Coach Beard in the house!

Brendan Hunt, who plays Coach Beard in the soccer comedy series "Ted Lasso," is ready to support the USMNT after cheering them on in person during the qualifying stages.

Carli Lloyd checks in!

FOX Sports soccer analyst and United States women's national team legend Carli Lloyd is back home after spending some time with our crew in Doha, but is still fired up for this game.

NFL teams show their support!

The USMNT is garnering support from across the NFL, including the Packers' Allen Lazard and the Cardinals' Zach Ertz — and his wife and USWNT star Julie Ertz.

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