Sergino Dest grew up in the Netherlands, but with a slim chance of representing his home country, his U.S. passport offered a different opportunity.
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The United States will play the Netherlands on March 26 at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven, U.S. Soccer announced on Friday.
Ahead of Saturday's Euro 2020 draw (live at noon ET on ESPNEWS and ESPN3), we look at the contenders, outsiders and no-hopers for the tournament.
Georginio Wijnaldum struck a hat trick as the Netherlands, who had already booked a spot at Euro 2020, eased to a 5-0 victory over Estonia.
Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal has said Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman fits the criteria to coach Barcelona one day.
Virgil van Dijk says the Netherlands are "back where they belong" after sealing automatic qualification for the 2020 European Championship.
Netherlands booked their place at Euro 2020 with a 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland, whose hopes automatic qualification slipped away.
Ronald Koeman has said he could leave for Barcelona after the European Championships next year.
Talented dual national Sergino Dest, 18, commits international future to the U.S, ending speculation he could flip to his native Netherlands.
Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has a clause in his contract which would allow him to leave if Barcelona came in for him, a KNVB director said.
Georginio Wijnaldum's two first half goals handed Netherlands a 2-1 away win over Belarus on Sunday in a Euro 2020 qualifying match.
Memphis Depay scored twice and Luuk de Jong was also on target as the Netherlands came back with 10 minutes left to beat Northern Ireland.
Sergino Dest finds himself in a tug of war between Netherlands and the U.S. for his services. Simon Kuper says the Dutch are the logical choice.
Club matches may be on hiatus for the next 10 days, but that doesn't mean that there isn't some tasty Euro qualifiers to tuck into.
Ajax right-back Sergino Dest has said that, as a child, he always pictured himself playing for the Dutch national side.
Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Jozy Altidore headline the 26-man U.S. roster but Sergino Dest is a notable absentee.
A former Dutch professional footballer who played for clubs in Portugal, Hungary and England has been shot dead in Amsterdam, police said.