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2 vs 0
Played
July 11, 2013 11:00 PM EDT
CenturyLink Field — Seattle, Washington
Referee:‬ J. Aguilar‎
Attendance:‬ 28354‎
 
42′ R. Jiménez
 
57′ (PG) M. Fabián
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Mexico 2-0 Canada

Despite being an improved performance from the 1-0 loss to Martinique on Sunday, Canada lost 2-0 to a clinical Mexico side on Thursday. Here's how the players fared.

By Nick Sabetti

  • Jonathan Emmanuel Orozco
    4
    5
    3.00

    Jonathan Emmanuel Orozco

    Barely had a save to make.

  • J. Huiqui
    4
    7
    3.00

    J. Huiqui

    Wasn't as sharp in possession as Valenzuela, but won most of his duels and aerial battles.

  • A. Aldrete
    7
    1
    3.00

    A. Aldrete

    Covered ground in midfield and made a couple important tackles on De Guzman and Osorio, which halted some potentially dangerous counterattacking opportunities.

  • E. Velarde
    3
    7
    2.50

    E. Velarde

    Pretty quiet night. Didn't offer that much going forward on the left flank. Kept things simple at the back.

  • Juan Carlos Valenzuela
    4
    6
    3.00

    Juan Carlos Valenzuela

    With Canada defending deep in their end, Valenzuela often turned into a distributor at center-field and did that really well, showed an impressive range of passing. Lost some aerial challenges in the box, which almost led to Canada finding the back of the net.

  • L. Montes
    6
    2
    3.00

    L. Montes

    Liked to get involved offensively and made some good runs from deep. Had a couple good deliveries from set pieces.

  • Jorge Enríquez
    11
    4
    3.50

    Jorge Enríquez Top of the Match

    Assisted on Jimenez’ opening goal by brilliantly flicking on Montes' corner kick. Gave some good defensive cover in front of the back four. Picked up an injury early on in the second half and was subbed off.

  • R. Jiménez
    14
    2
    3.00

    R. Jiménez

    Kept Henry and Edgar busy, but had quite a hard time holding up the ball and linking up with his teammates, but he did open the scoring for Mexico before half.

  • M. Fabián
    12
    5
    3.00

    M. Fabián

    Moved in an almost free role across the width of the Canadian final third and looked everywhere at times, but was seldom menacing. Scored the penalty kick which put the game beyond doubt.

  • Rafael Márquez Lugo
    3
    9
    2.00

    Rafael Márquez Lugo

    Fairly poor game from the Chivas forward. Misplaced a lot of passes, was rarely ever a threat.

Substitutions

  • M. Ponce
    4
    1
    2.50

    M. Ponce

    Took the place off Rafael Marquez Lugo in the 73rd minute.

  • A. Castro
    2
    3
    3.00

    A. Castro

    Came on in the 54th minute for the injured Enriquez and was smooth in possession.

  • J. Orozco
    3
    4
    2.50

    J. Orozco

    Took the place of Marco Fabian in the 78th minute.

  • Milan Borjan
    1
    1
    3.00

    Milan Borjan

    Made a brilliant save before half time, but otherwise didn’t have too much to deal with. Didn’t really have a chance on either of the two goals conceded.

  • David Edgar
    1
    1
    3.00

    David Edgar

    Steady performance at the back. Will be an important player for the Reds going forward.

  • Doneil Henry
    1
    1
    2.50

    Doneil Henry

    Missed the marking on the opening goal, was a bit sloppy at times in possession but all in all it was a fairly positive night for the TFC youngster.

  • Nikolas Ledgerwood
    1
    1
    3.00

    Nikolas Ledgerwood

    Played a more stay at home game on the right hand side and did a commendable job defensively, especially as he often found himself caught in 1v2 situations.

  • Julian De Guzman
    1
    1
    3.50

    Julian De Guzman

    Did just about everything. Won battles in midfield, played some good balls from deep and tried to get forward as much as he could, but teammates weren’t on same wavelength.

  • Issey Nakajima-Farran
    2
    1
    2.50

    Issey Nakajima-Farran

    Tried to support Haber up front and was technical enough to beat some Mexican defenders on a couple of occasions but ultimately his efforts amounted to little.

  • Samuel Piette
    0
    2
    2.50

    Samuel Piette Flop of the Match

    Quiet performance. Worked hard, but there wasn’t much substance in his game. Many of his masses went sideways and backwards.

  • Kyle Bekker
    1
    1
    2.50

    Kyle Bekker

    A few good touches here and there. Worked hard. Delivered some dangerous set pieces. But generally far too slow and static to really help threaten the Mexican back-line.

  • Marcel de Jong
    1
    2
    3.00

    Marcel de Jong

    Kept Miguel Layun in check for most of the night. Tried to venture forward when he could, though Canada was never able to really sustain their attacks for very long. Had Canada's best chance of the game late in the match with a thumping free kick that hit the crossbar.

  • Jonathan Osorio
    1
    1
    2.50

    Jonathan Osorio

    Showed some good close control in tight spaces and went on a couple impressive darting runs forward, but never really had much of an offensive impact, though he did track back well enough.

  • Marcus Haber
    1
    1
    3.00

    Marcus Haber

    Had a lot of work to do as the loan man in the attack. Attacked the fairly spaces

Substitutions

  • Keven Aleman
    0
    1
    2.50

    Keven Aleman

    The midfielder got his first international cap with Canada as he came on in the 83rd minute for Kyle Bekker.

  • Kyle Porter
    0
    1
    2.00

    Kyle Porter

    Came on for Nakajimi-Farran in the 62nd minute and never really got into the game. Often struggled with the simplest of touches.

  • Tosaint Ricketts
    0
    1
    2.50

    Tosaint Ricketts

    Subbed in at half time for the injured Haber. His pace caused a problem or two, but wasn't as affective as Haber had been in the first half.

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