USA’s heartbroken stars are comforted by their WAGs and families in the stands after crashing out of World Cup to Holland, with Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, Brenden Aaronson and Haji Wright among teary players
USA players were consoled in the stands following their heartbreaking 3-1 loss to Holland on Saturday night.
Louis van Gaal’s men proved too clinical and wily for a youthful Stars and Stripes side.
Following the defeat, crestfallen USA stars found shoulders to cry on as their World Cup dreams ended.
Christian Pulisic hugged a love one while looking crushed, despite putting on a brave face in postgame interviews.
Team USA’s star man Christian Pulisic was visibly emotional while with family and friends
Despite scoring the USA’s only goal, striker Haji Wright broke down as his World Cup ended
Midfielder, Gio Reyna – who came on as a second-half substitute – was tearful on the pitch after the final whistle, and looked distressed in the bleachers.
Leeds midfielder Brenden Aaronson also made his Round of 16 bow after the interval. He was forlorn in the company of girlfriend, Milana D’Ambra
Memphis Depay opened the scoring for the Dutch after Pulisic missed a golden opportunity in the third minute.
Gio Reyna was emotional on the pitch after the final whistle & looked distressed in the stands
Brenden Aaronson sits with his family, including girlfriend Milana D’Ambra after the defeat
Defender Cristian Roldan, who did not play throughout the tournament, hugs a loved one
As the US continued to press, they were hurt once more before the break as Daley Blind netted Holland’s second.
Substitute striker Haji Wright pulled one back for the Americans to instill brief hope before Denzel Dumfries extinguished any thoughts of a comeback with a volley that made it 3-1 in the 80th minute.
For most, they’ll undertake a brief respite before returning to the clubs with various leagues beginning in late December or January.
The Leeds midfielder looked devastated as he failed to impact the game off the subs bench
Tyler Adams shared a hug with his mother at the Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday
Most USA players will undertake a brief respite before returning to their respective clubs