Pulisic & Ferreira start! Berhalter gambles on star's fitness and throws in striker for Netherlands last-16 clash
- Pulisic starting despite pelvic injury
- Missed second half of crucial win against Iran
- Ferreria also selected despite not playing a minute at World Cup yet
WHAT HAPPENED? Pulisic has been named in the USMNT starting line-up for their last-16 clash against the Netherlands. Pulisic was a doubt for the tie after suffering a bruised pelvis against Iran in their final group game, but has been declared fit to start in the crucial knockout round tie.
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AND WHAT'S MORE: Ferreira has also been selected by Berhalter. The striker hasn't played a single minute at the World Cup yet, but the 21-year-old will play alongside Timothy Weah and Pulisic in a front three. Ferreira scored 18 goals for FC Dallas last season and will hope to replicate that form on Saturday.