New England Soccer Today

Defense Disappoints U.S. in Loss to Denmark

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Nicklas Bendtner was the class of the field in Wednesday’s match between the United States and Denmark and, unfortunately for the guests, he saved his best for last.

Bendtner scored three goals, but his finest effort was his final strike, which sunk the U.S. in stoppage time as they fell 3-2 to Denmark in an international friendly at Nrgi Park in Arhus, Denmark.

The Danish scorer struck in the 33rd, 83rd and 91st minute, the latter of which unfolded in breathtaking fashion.

Catching the U.S. backline in a prone position, he snuck through and latched onto a Christian Eriksen ball and volleyed it through, capping a sensational evening for the Wolfburg forward.

Jozy Altidore opened the account in the 19th minute, while fellow forward Aron Johannsson reclaimed the lead in the 66th minute.

With the loss, the U.S. have now lost four of their last five, and have surrendered 12 goals within that span.

The U.S. returns to action on Tuesday against Switzerland at Stadion Letzigrund in Zurich.

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