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Played
July 14, 2013 6:00 PM EDT
Sports Authority Field at Mile High — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
Attendance:‬ 30000‎
 
M. Fabián 21′
 
L. Montes 34′
 
M. Ponce 90′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Martinique 1-3 Mexico

Goal rates the players on show as El Tri clinches a berth in the Gold Cup quarterfinals.

By Seth Vertelney

  • Kevin Olimpa
    3
    0
    2.50

    Kevin Olimpa

    Was quick off his line and made some decent saves when called upon. Might have done a bit better with the rebound on Mexico's first

  • Audrick Linord
    0
    0
    2.50

    Audrick Linord

    Caught ball-watching on Mexico's first and was subbed out of the game in the 35th minute

  • Grégory Arnolin
    0
    0
    3.00

    Grégory Arnolin

    Was over-aggressive in his challenges at times, fouling Mexican players and creating dangerous set-piece opportunities.

  • Babin
    0
    0
    2.50

    Babin

    Positioned himself well defensively, but failed to step up and take on Mexican attackers enough.

  • Daniel Julien Hérelle
    0
    0
    2.50

    Daniel Julien Hérelle

    Had a great chance to give his team the lead with a breakaway early on, but saw his high shot saved. Missed a good chance from the top of the box off a free kick also.

  • Gael Germany
    1
    0
    3.00

    Gael Germany

    Provided solid defensive cover but was wasteful in possession

  • Olivier Thomert
    1
    0
    3.00

    Olivier Thomert

    Tirelessly ran down the left flank and provided moments of real endeavor. Was ponderous in possession at times

  • Fabrice Olivier Reuperné
    0
    0
    3.00

    Fabrice Olivier Reuperné

    Was mostly overrun by Mexico's midfield and couldn't put his mark on the game

  • Jordi Jose Delem
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jordi Jose Delem

    Failed to get involved and was subbed off in the 57th minute

  • Steve Stephane Gustan
    0
    1
    2.50

    Steve Stephane Gustan

    A threat down the wing. His good body position on Layun drew the penalty that led to his team's only goal.

  • Kévin Marius Parsemain
    2
    0
    3.50

    Kévin Marius Parsemain

    His team's most dangerous and skillful player. Plenty of neat touches and passes. Scored with a confident penalty kick into the side netting.

Substitutions

  • Sébastien Antoine Crétinoir
    0
    0
    1.50

    Sébastien Antoine Crétinoir Flop of the Match

    Subbed in the game in the 57th minute and was overzealous in his tackles. Should have been carded

  • Stéphane Ludovic Abaul
    0
    0
    3.00

    Stéphane Ludovic Abaul

    Subbed in the match in the first half and didn't get involved in his team's attacks much.

  • Kévin Christophe Tresfield
    0
    1
    3.00

    Kévin Christophe Tresfield

    Was given 10 minutes at the end of the match.

  • Moisés Muñóz
    19
    2
    3.00

    Moisés Muñóz

    Didn't have much to do, but was nearly caught out in the first half when he had the ball stripped while trying to shield it out for a goal kick.

  • J. Huiqui
    9
    11
    3.00

    J. Huiqui

    An improved performance. Broke up play well and made some good tackles. Kept it simple in possession.

  • A. Aldrete
    7
    14
    3.00

    A. Aldrete

    Not much of an impact down the left flank, and made some wayward passes.

  • Juan Carlos Valenzuela
    9
    10
    3.00

    Juan Carlos Valenzuela

    An horrible attempt to bring the ball down in the first half gave Martinique a breakaway it failed to take advantage of. Recovered reasonably well the rest of the game.

  • Miguel Arturo Layun
    32
    2
    3.50

    Miguel Arturo Layun

    Plenty of good and bad. Was a constant threat attacking down the right flank, serving in a number of dangerous balls, including the assist for Ponce's goal. Defensively, was shaky at times and conceded a poor penalty that lead to Martinique's goal.

  • C. Peña
    9
    15
    4.00

    C. Peña

    Kept things simple for the most part, but was sloppy in possession at times. Subbed off in the 70th minute

  • L. Montes
    26
    2
    4.50

    L. Montes Top of the Match

    Scored a tremendous long-range goal with his left foot which proved to be the winner. Didn't impact the game much aside from that strike, however.

  • A. Castro
    13
    7
    3.00

    A. Castro

    Won almost everything through the middle, breaking up attacks nicely. His headed started the attack which led to El Tri's first. A solid performance.

  • R. Jiménez
    17
    10
    3.50

    R. Jiménez

    Strong in the air, but did not get involved in the attack as much as he would have hoped. Hit the crossbar with a header in the early going on a chance he'll want back.

  • M. Fabián
    29
    3
    4.00

    M. Fabián

    His team's top attacking threat, looking dangerous on the left flank. Scored a good follow-up goal, coming into the box late to clean up a rebound. Faded a bit towards the end of the game.

  • Rafael Márquez Lugo
    3
    24
    3.00

    Rafael Márquez Lugo

    A poor showing for the Chivas man. Failed to finish some decent chances, did not connect on several of his passes, and strayed offside one too many times.

Substitutions

  • E. Velarde
    9
    8
    3.00

    E. Velarde

    Came on with 20 minutes to play and took a shot to the head which required him to wear a bandage the rest of the game.

  • M. Ponce
    26
    1
    3.50

    M. Ponce

    Only subbed on with minutes to play, but made a big impact with a back-post finish for his first international goal.

  • J. Orozco
    11
    6
    3.00

    J. Orozco

    Could've made instant impact when subbed on in the 82nd minute, but his shot went wide after he got in behind the Martinique defense.

Results
Group A Matches
Times In EDT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Rank/Player Position Team Rating
1. Landon DonovanStrikerMLS All-Stars 20133.75
2. M. FabiánStrikerMexico3.63
3. L. MontesMidfielderMexico3.50
4. B. PérezStriker3.33
5. Eddie JohnsonStrikerUSA3.33
6. Miguel Arturo LayunMidfielderMexico3.33
7. C. GoodsonDefenderUSA3.10
8. Roberto ChenDefenderPanama U203.00
9. Alejandro BedoyaMidfielderUSA3.00
10. Matt BeslerDefenderUSA3.00
11. Kyle BeckermanMidfielderMLS All-Stars 20133.00
12. R. JiménezStrikerMexico U233.00
13. Nick RimandoGoalkeeperUSA2.90
14. Stuart HoldenMidfielderUSA2.90
15. Chris WondolowskiStrikerUSA2.90
16. G. GómezMidfielder2.83
17. M. DiskerudMidfielderUnited States U232.83
18. J. CoronaMidfielderUSA2.70
19. Aníbal Cesis GodoyMidfielder2.67
20. J. TorresMidfielderUSA2.63
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Gabriel Torres Gabriel Torres
Striker
Colorado
5 3
Landon Donovan Landon Donovan
Striker
LA Galaxy
5 2
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
San Jose Earthquakes
5 0
R. Zelaya R. Zelaya
Striker
Alania
4 1
M. Fabián M. Fabián
Striker
Cruz Azul
3 1