The Dutch GK was awesome! She really kept them in the game and compensated for a porous defense. The defense did enough to contain the USA. Morgan and Rapinoe really did not have many great chances. When the USA forwards did get the ball in space, the Dutch closed quickly to limit the threat. On offense, the Dutch just do not know how to pull the trigger on shots! They had numerous opportunities and could just not get the shots off.
Generating Scoring Opportunities
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
They had enough chances, but just not enough shots. If you don't shoot, you cannot score. The USA defense was solid, but the Dutch really did not take it to them either.
Executing Defensive Game Plan
Controlling Offensive Pressure
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
Netherlands gave up a lot of corners, but were able to defend. They did leave the USA some great chances, but the goalkeeping was amazing!
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
Defensive Support & Transition
Lineup & Substitutions
The Dutch offense needs to put more pressure on the USA defense. They were sagging back too much and unable to capitalize on too many clearing attempts. Their forwards could outpace the USA defense, but they really could not get them into space to capitalize.