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Beckerman plays 63 minutes in famous 4-3 win for USMNT over Netherlands

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Kyle Beckerman played 63 minutes as the United States in a dramatic 4-3 win against the Netherlands in Amsterdam that featured a three-goal turnaround from the American side.

When Beckerman exited, the U.S. were behind 3-1 — through no real fault of Beckerman's, it must be said — but the team mounted a comeback not long after that point.

Goals from Gyasi Zardes, John Anthony Brooks, Danny Williams (Beckerman's replacement), and Bobby Wood sealed a famous win for the U.S., but there will inevitably also be questions asked of the defenders, whose three goals allowed were all largely preventable.

Beckerman's biggest single-moment contribution to the match was undoubtedly early in the second half when he cleared a shot from Dutch striker Robin van Persie off the line.

Nick Rimando did not play in the match, with Aston Villa's Brad Guzan starting and playing 90 minutes.

The United States plays again on Wednesday, when they'll take on Germany. This renders Beckerman unavailable for an RSL match until Tuesday, June 16, when the team takes on Seattle Sounders FC 2 in the US Open Cup.