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2 vs 2
USA
USA
Played
November 14, 2012 10:00 AM EST
Stadion Kuban' — Krasnodar
Referee:‬ N. Rizzoli‎
Attendance:‬ 28000‎
 
84′ (PG) Roman Shirokov
M. Diskerud 90+3′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Russia 2-2 USA

Goal.com rates the players on show as the USA grabbed a late draw on the road.

By Seth Vertelney

  • Vladimir Gabulov
    0
    1
    2.50

    Vladimir Gabulov

    Wasn't called on much, and couldn't do anything about the two USA goals.

  • Alexander Anyukov
    1
    0
    3.00

    Alexander Anyukov

    Dealt with the USA's attack on the left flank. Russia's rearguard looked shakier after his exit in the 59th minute

  • Sergey Ignashevich
    1
    0
    3.00

    Sergey Ignashevich

    Was a solid defensive presence for the Russians. Sprayed some nice long passes around the field

  • Andrey Eschenko
    0
    1
    2.50

    Andrey Eschenko

    Decent showing on the left side of defense. Didn't get forward much, but held off the threats of Gatt and Gomez well.

  • Dmitriy Kombarov
    0
    1
    2.50

    Dmitriy Kombarov

    Attacked well down the left flank in the first half and played some dangerous balls. Taken off at halftime

  • Igor Denisov
    0
    1
    2.50

    Igor Denisov

    Helped control the match in the middle of the field. Gave the ball away one too many times, but an overall solid showing.

  • Roman Shirokov
    1
    0
    3.50

    Roman Shirokov

    The veteran controlled the midfield and got involved in both the attack and defense, providing a calming presence. Capped off his night with a late penalty that looked like it would be the winning goal, but wasn't to be thanks to the USA's late equalizer.

  • Aleksandr Kerzhakov
    1
    0
    3.00

    Aleksandr Kerzhakov

    Russia's orchestrator in the first half. Picked out a quality assist to Smolov for the opener. Substituted at halftime.

  • Aleksandr Kokorin
    0
    1
    2.50

    Aleksandr Kokorin

    A very active 67 minutes for the attacker. Buzzed around the USA defense and caused havoc. Booked for diving on a Howard challenge

  • Fedor Smolov
    1
    0
    3.00

    Fedor Smolov

    A debut he'll always remember. Scored in the ninth minute and was injured while doing so, requiring him to be subbed off.

Substitutions

  • Maksim Grigorjev
    0
    1
    2.00

    Maksim Grigorjev

    Brought on for Smolov in the ninth minute, and wasn't as effective as the man he replaced. Subbed off in the 80th minute

  • Alan Dzagoev
    0
    1
    2.50

    Alan Dzagoev

    Brought on at the half, the young Russia starlet showed some of his vast potential, combining well with his teammates and nearly scoring on a header off a nice passing combination.

  • Denis Glushakov
    0
    1
    2.00

    Denis Glushakov

    The halftime substitute wasn't as involved in the attack as he would have liked. Booked for a professional foul on Bradley

  • Denis Cheryshev
    1
    0
    2.50

    Denis Cheryshev

    Lively cameo for the Real Madrid man. Nearly scored late on.

  • Artem Dzuba
    1
    0
    2.50

    Artem Dzuba

    Won the penalty kick that appeared to give Russia the win.

  • Tim Howard
    2
    0
    3.50

    Tim Howard

    Made some fantastic saves in the second half to keep his team in the game, as per usual. His diving save on Kokorin was the pick of the bunch. Perhaps could have done better on Russia's opener.

  • Carlos Bocanegra
    2
    0
    2.50

    Carlos Bocanegra

    Defended well, but was hauled off after 17 minutes with an injury.

  • Fabian Johnson
    2
    0
    3.00

    Fabian Johnson

    A professional performance from the Hoffenheim man. Got forward more as the game went along, and managed to defend his side well.

  • Geoff Cameron
    2
    0
    3.00

    Geoff Cameron

    Showed again why he's an automatic starter at center back for the USA at the moment. Had a couple shaky moments in possession, but had a number of crucial interventions to break up Russian attacks.

  • Timothy Chandler
    2
    0
    3.00

    Timothy Chandler

    Showed why Jurgen Klinsmann has been willing to wait for him to make a commitment . Didn't get forward much in the early going, but got involved in the attack more as the game went on and had some very dangerous crosses.

  • Daniel Williams
    2
    0
    1.50

    Daniel Williams

    A very shaky performance. Had a simple giveaway on a short free kick in his own half which led to Russia's opener. Was oftentimes overrun in the middle. Settled in a bit as the game went on but was still mistake-prone

  • Jermaine Jones
    2
    0
    2.50

    Jermaine Jones

    Again displayed the best and worst aspects of his game. Tends to dribble too much and make the complicated choice, losing the ball in the process, but also did well in possession when he kept it simple, and played some lovely precise long balls.

  • Michael Bradley
    3
    0
    4.00

    Michael Bradley

    Once again, the best player on the field for either side. Didn't settle in to the match for a while but when he did, was terrific in possession, showing some quality passing and precise touches. Also managed to break up a number of Russian attacks defensively. His goal was nothing short of spectacular.

  • H. Gómez
    2
    0
    2.00

    H. Gómez

    Switched flanks with Gatt and found a bit more of the ball after doing so, but never really got involved in the attack. Subbed off in 65th minute

  • Jozy Altidore
    1
    1
    2.00

    Jozy Altidore

    A frustrating display in his return to the national team. Did reasonably well in possession, but failed to show a cutting edge going forward. Had a loose touch from a quality Johnson pass that would have given him a breakaway. Misplaced a couple of passes in the latter stages of the match.

  • Joshua Alexander Gatt
    3
    1
    2.00

    Joshua Alexander Gatt

    Looked a bit nervous and out of his depth in his international debut, but improved as the game went on. Made some decent runs forward which showcased his speed and seemed to grow into the game a bit. A good experience for the young Molde player.

Substitutions

  • C. Goodson
    2
    0
    2.00

    C. Goodson

    Was subbed on for Bocanegra in the 18th minute. Was a solid defensive presence for most of the game, but his night was marred by a late foul on Dzyuba to give Russia a penalty kick

  • M. Diskerud
    2
    0
    3.00

    M. Diskerud

    Only given five minutes, but made his time on the field count, as his late deflected shot gave the USA a draw.

  • Sacha Kljestan
    2
    0
    2.00

    Sacha Kljestan

    Struggled to get involved in the attack in a 25-minute cameo. Not his best effort.

  • Maurice Edu
    2
    0
    2.50

    Maurice Edu

    Decent performance after being brought on in the 73rd minute. Will have to start getting minutes at Stoke if he is to continue getting calls to the national team, however.

  • Terrence Boyd
    2
    0

    Terrence Boyd

    Given a late five minute cameo

  • J. Agudelo
    2
    0
    3.00

    J. Agudelo

    An encouraging performance from the Chivas USA youngster. Was active, and his knock-down header was well placed to tee up Bradley's fabulous effort.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Rank/Player Position Team Rating
1. A. PulidoStrikerMexico3.67
2. C. PeñaMidfielderMexico3.33
3. RodríguezDefenderMexico2.83
4. Rafa MárquezDefenderMexico2.83
5. L. MontesMidfielderMexico2.83
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
A. Pulido A. Pulido
Striker
Tigres
4 0
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
Earthquakes
3 0
Neymar Neymar
Striker
Barcelona
3 0
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
2 0
Ivica Olic Ivica Olic
Striker
Wolfsburg
2 0