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1 vs 6
USA
USA
Played
July 9, 2013 11:00 PM EDT
Providence Park — Portland, Oregon
Referee:‬ H. Rodríguez‎
Attendance:‬ 18724‎
 
40′ Ian Gaynair
 
 
 
 
M. Orozco 72′
 
Landon Donovan 76′ (PG)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Belize 1-6 USA

The USA got the type of win that was expected, hanging six goals on Belize to open the Gold Cup.

By Allen Ramsey

  • Shane Orio
    19
    1
    3.50

    Shane Orio

    Started off well, coming off his line to claim crosses and really kept his team in it for most of the first half. Got beat for six, but not much he could do about it.

  • Ian Gaynair
    4
    1
    3.00

    Ian Gaynair

    Got himself a goal off a set play to pull Belize back within one at the time. Had some rough times defending, though.

  • Elroy Smith
    1
    1
    2.00

    Elroy Smith

    The captain had a tough night dealing with Wondolowski. Did assist his team's goal with a good delivery from a set play.

  • Everal Trapp
    4
    1
    2.00

    Everal Trapp

    Tried to do too much most of the night, but had some limited success despite being pretty well overmatched.

  • Tyrone Pandy
    6
    1
    1.50

    Tyrone Pandy Flop of the Match

    Had the guts to run at the USA defense from time to time, but lost the ball regularly.

  • Evan Mariano
    4
    1
    3.00

    Evan Mariano

    Made several last-ditch tackles, a couple of which saved goals. He was beaten on multiple occasions as well, but held his own better than most of his teammates.

  • Deon McCaulay
    4
    1
    2.50

    Deon McCaulay

    The most consistently dangerous player on his team, but he was starved of service all night and fighting a losing battle against Goodson.

  • Harrison Roches
    4
    1
    2.50

    Harrison Roches

    Nice work through the middle the few times he got on the ball with space to work. Tried to hit McCaulay quickly to spring the break multiple times.

  • Dani Jiménez
    4
    1
    3.00

    Dani Jiménez

    Nice job of getting in a cross that led to one of his team's better chances. Had a tough night trying to track Beasley, but gave his team some good work attacking down the right.

Substitutions

  • Harrison Tasher
    3
    1
    2.50

    Harrison Tasher

    Came on in the second half and forced Rimando into a highlight save in the dying seconds.

  • Nick Rimando
    30
    20
    2.50

    Nick Rimando

    Not his best night - mostly because he wasn't tested - but the goal wasn't his fault and he remained alert to make a highlight save in the final moments.

  • M. Orozco
    34
    14
    2.50

    M. Orozco

    Pretty solid most of the night, but may have been partly at fault on the goal. Managed to pull one back off a set piece.

  • DaMarcus Beasley
    54
    10
    2.50

    DaMarcus Beasley

    With the USA holding the ball, he had plenty of chances to get forward and made several runs in behind. Was never troubled as a defender.

  • Michael Parkhurst
    19
    43
    2.50

    Michael Parkhurst

    Lost Gaynair on Belize's goal, then immediately threw in a cross for Wondolowski to head home.

  • C. Goodson
    43
    7
    3.00

    C. Goodson

    Looked dangerous on set plays and was never really troubled by Belize's strikers.

  • J. Corona
    31
    36
    2.50

    J. Corona

    Took his man on, has looked dangerous, headed Torres' cross back in for the opener. Put in the cross for goal No. 4 as well.

  • M. Diskerud
    90
    4
    3.00

    M. Diskerud

    Solid night in the middle of the park. He and Beckerman did what was expected of them and dominated the midfield.

  • Kyle Beckerman
    27
    96
    3.50

    Kyle Beckerman

    Worked hard and won plenty of balls, also had some rough touches along the way. Set up the USA's second with a brilliant ball into Wondolowski. Brought off at halftime.

  • J. Torres
    33
    32
    2.50

    J. Torres

    Beat his man and played in a pretty cross for the opener. Missed a really nice chance right before the USA's second. Brought off for Shea an hour in.

  • Landon Donovan
    97
    6
    4.00

    Landon Donovan

    Started strongly and picked out Corona for a glorious chance in the first half. Got his 50th assist by heading down for Holden to finish, and added another later before scoring one of his own from the penalty spot.

  • Chris Wondolowski
    90
    8
    4.00

    Chris Wondolowski Top of the Match

    No matter who you play, a hat trick is a good night. A hat trick before halftime is even better.

Substitutions

  • Stuart Holden
    112
    4
    3.50

    Stuart Holden

    Got another long run out off the bench and once again played well, netting the USA's fourth and linking up well with Donovan.

  • Alejandro Bedoya
    55
    8
    2.50

    Alejandro Bedoya

    Came on and helped the USA see out the win, nearly scoring off his first touch.

  • Brek Shea
    55
    24
    2.50

    Brek Shea

    Came on for Torres for the final half an hour, creating some havoc down the left flank.

Results
Group A Matches
Times In EDT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
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