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October 12, 2013 4:06 AM IST
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ E. Bonilla‎
Attendance:‬ 18467‎
 
77′ Graham Zusi
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: USA 2-0 Jamaica

Goal rates the players on show as the USA clinched first place in the CONCACAF Hexagonal through second-half goals from Graham Zusi and Jozy Altidore.

By Avi Creditor

  • Tim Howard
    1
    0
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    Spilled an early free kick but was sure-handed after that, making the saves expected of him and pouncing off his line to deny Brown after a turnover in the 52nd minute. Preserved the shutout with a stoppage-time save.

  • DaMarcus Beasley
    1
    0
    2.50

    DaMarcus Beasley

    Stripped Brown and nearly coasted in for an opening goal only to put his chance wide. Defensively contended with the speedy Brown and did not allow much coming from his flank before coming off in the 66th minute.

  • Geoff Cameron
    1
    0
    3.00

    Geoff Cameron

    Well positioned to deal with the pace presented by Jamaica's front line, though was bodied up by Johnson and Mattocks on occasion in the second half. Did little to hurt his stock in a rare start at center back.

  • Matt Besler
    1
    0
    3.00

    Matt Besler

    Starting in front of his home crowd, Besler held his positioning well, distributed calmly and helped provide cover for Beasley in dealing with Brown's pace.

  • Alejandro Bedoya
    1
    0
    2.50

    Alejandro Bedoya

    Not the cleanest in his distribution early on, although active on the right wing and registered the only USA shot on goal in the first half. Came alive in the second half and played a role in Zusi's go-ahead strike.

  • Brad Evans
    1
    0
    3.50

    Brad Evans

    Saved an early ball off the line after Howard spilled a free kick and contended with Mattocks' speed quite well. Did not offer much going forward, but locked down his flank and stayed disciplined in his positioning.

  • Jermaine Jones
    1
    0
    2.00

    Jermaine Jones

    Consistently looked for the home-run ball out of the midfield, whether it be lengthy pass of blast from distance. Did not allow much coming through the center.

  • M. Diskerud
    1
    0
    2.50

    M. Diskerud

    Positioned well defensively, but committed what could have been a costly turnover and did perhaps did not offer enough going forward before coming alive in the final 15 minutes of the match.

  • Aron Jóhannsson
    1
    0
    3.00

    Aron Jóhannsson

    In his first start, the Icelandic-American was the most goal-likely USA player before coming off. Pulled his first chance wide after settling a corner and had another half-chance blocked. Dipped to find the ball, always looked to get something going toward goal.

  • Jozy Altidore
    1
    0
    2.00

    Jozy Altidore

    Unable to nail down his timing on a pair of first-half runs and lacked cohesion with Johannsson and Donovan, but nearly set up a golden chance with a cross through the six-yard box after the hour mark. Kept the ball alive on the sequence leading to the USA goal and got a goal of his own with the USA pressuring high to end the match.

  • Landon Donovan
    1
    0
    1.50

    Landon Donovan

    Surprisingly quiet in his 45 minutes on the field before making way for Graham Zusi at halftime. Flubbed his best opportunity heading toward goal and lacked the creativity displayed during the Gold Cup .

Substitutions

  • E. Castillo
    2
    0
    3.00

    E. Castillo

    Entered at left back for Beasley in the 66th minute and looked to push forward from the onset. Applied high pressure to pounce on a turnover and assisted to Altidore for the USA's insurance strike.

  • Graham Zusi
    1
    0
    3.50

    Graham Zusi

    Entered for Donovan at halftime and starred in front of his home fans. Appeared eager in showing for the ball, pushing forward and nearly slipping Johannsson through for an icebreaker. Broke the deadlock on his own by pouncing on a deflected cross in the area and burying his chance.

  • Sacha Kljestan
    1
    0
    2.50

    Sacha Kljestan

    Replaced Johannsson after 72 minutes, and nearly scored the USA's second off a great cross from Zusi.

  • Dwayne Kerr
    1
    0
    2.50

    Dwayne Kerr

    Hardly tested in the early going and saved from Bedoya with ease but was left hung out to dry late on. Not much he could do to stop Zusi's go-ahead strike that tucked inside the post.

  • Adrian Mariappa
    0
    0
    2.50

    Adrian Mariappa

    Turned in a vital intervention to prevent Johannsson from having a clean look in the first half and looked to have blocked Bedoya's cross prior to the U.S. goal only for a deflection to grant Zusi a clean look.

  • Demar Phillips
    0
    0
    2.00

    Demar Phillips

    Troubled Howard with an early free kick and managed a solid first half before the USA exploited his side in the second half through Bedoya and Zusi.

  • Lloyd Doyley
    0
    0
    2.00

    Lloyd Doyley

    Right back unnecessarily conceded first-half corner under no pressure. Settled his nerves and made a vital intervention to prevent Johannsson from latching onto a Zusi through ball.

  • Westley Morgan
    0
    0
    2.00

    Westley Morgan

    Positioned well to not allow Altidore to get in behind onside, but got stretched in the late stages.

  • Jobi McAnuff
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jobi McAnuff

    Showed attacking impetus from the start and had his most accurate blast palmed away by Howard. Quieted down as the game unfolded, though.

  • Jevaughn Watson
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jevaughn Watson

    FC Dallas man was an early battering ram, applying physicality, and somehow avoided being booked for a studs-up challenge on Kljestan.

  • Rodolph Austin
    0
    0
    2.00

    Rodolph Austin

    Nearly beat Howard with a free kick late in the first half, putting his shot wide of the post, but the Leeds man was unable to get anything going otherwise.

  • Deshorn Brown
    0
    0
    2.50

    Deshorn Brown

    Colorado Rapids rookie looked comfortable on his international debut but had his best chance stuffed by an on-rushing Howard.

  • Darren Mattocks
    0
    0
    2.00

    Darren Mattocks

    Nearly pounced on a loose ball at the goal line only to be beaten to it by Evans, and was frustrated for most of the evening by his Cascadia Cup rival, though was able to glance a header on goal in the second half before coming off.

  • Ryan Johnson
    0
    0
    1.50

    Ryan Johnson

    Portland Timbers forward was frustrated for most of the night, as he was bottled up by Cameron and Besler before exiting in the 85th minute.

Substitutions

  • Jermain Christopher Anderson
    0
    0
    1.50

    Jermain Christopher Anderson

    Came on for Johnson in the 85th minute but hardly made an impact in his limited opportunity and picked up a yellow card as well.

  • Theo Robinson
    0
    0
    2.00

    Theo Robinson

    Replaced Mattocks after 73 minutes and nearly beat Howard in stoppage time before being thwarted by the Everton No. 1.

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