World Cup round of 16: Netherlands vs. USA prediction, preview and team news

The opening match of the knockout stage takes place at Khalifa International Stadium

USA head coach Gregg Berhalter 
USA head coach Gregg Berhalter 
(Image credit: John Dorton/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

After finishing second behind England in group B, United States boss Gregg Berhalter spoke of his pride as his team reached the round of 16 at the Fifa World Cup.

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Mike Starling is the former digital features editor at The Week. He started his career in 2001 in Gloucestershire as a sports reporter and sub-editor and has held various roles as a writer and editor at news, travel and B2B publications. He has spoken at a number of sports business conferences and also worked as a consultant creating sports travel content for tourism boards. International experience includes spells living and working in Dubai, UAE; Brisbane, Australia; and Beirut, Lebanon.