Netherlands def USA, Haji Wright, goal, flick, how did he score, USMNT, reaction, latest, updates

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United States striker Haji Wright scored a goal that seemingly defied physics in his side’s 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands in the Round of 16.

With the game delicately poised at 2-0 in favour of the Oranje, the US continued to push for a way back into the contest.

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It arrived in the form of Wright in the 76th minute.

Talismanic skipper Christian Pulisic, who overcame an injury to play a role in the contest, was played in down the right flank.

The Chelsea flyer then fizzed a cross along the ground into the Netherlands box as Wright made a darting run to the near post.

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Pulisic’s cross was almost behind Wright, but the Antalayaspor striker somehow flicked the ball off the outside of his right boot which looped over Dutch goalkeeper Andries Noppert.

Wright quickly ran to get the ball back out of the net as the US required only one more goal to level the scores, but many were left baffled as to how the 24-year-old pulled it off.

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