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USA
USA
6 vs 0
Played
July 5, 2013 11:00 PM EDT
Qualcomm Stadium — San Diego, California
Referee:‬ V. Legister‎
Attendance:‬ 25080‎
 
42′ H. Gómez
 
55′ (PG) Landon Donovan
 
 
 
85′ C. Goodson
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: USA 6-0 Guatemala

Goal runs the rule on the men involved as the USA hammed a half dozen past a pitiful Guatemala.

By Keith Hickey

  • Nick Rimando
    19
    40
    2.00

    Nick Rimando

    Was incredibly lucky not to gift Guatemala a goal with a misjudged rush out of his box. Had little else to do.

  • C. Goodson
    44
    8
    2.50

    C. Goodson

    Good in the air, but had a bit of difficulty with Guatemala's opening salvo. Did wonderfully to work himself a goal late.

  • DaMarcus Beasley
    87
    3
    4.00

    DaMarcus Beasley

    DMB stepped into the captain's role with style. Excellent service, used his speed to great effect in defense.

  • E. Castillo
    28
    62
    1.00

    E. Castillo

    Deployed as a winger, Castillo seemingly connected more passes with opposition players than his own teammates.

  • Michael Parkhurst
    28
    34
    2.50

    Michael Parkhurst

    Didn't offer much going forward, but was the most effective American defender when actually defending.

  • Oguchi Onyewu
    30
    48
    2.00

    Oguchi Onyewu

    The obvious weak link in the back, Onyewu's injuries have taken a chunk of his already limited speed. Still good in the air, but too easily bypassed.

  • J. Corona
    27
    40
    2.00

    J. Corona

    Looked a bit lost in the central attacking midfield role, but improved slightly after he was moved wide and Donovan shifted into the middle.

  • J. Torres
    39
    30
    2.50

    J. Torres

    A bit overrun in midfield, but an excellent ball into Gomez for the first goal.

  • Kyle Beckerman
    17
    64
    2.00

    Kyle Beckerman

    Had difficulty dealing with Contreras in midfield, and his technique let him down when he had a chance to bury right in front of goal.

  • H. Gómez
    82
    11
    3.50

    H. Gómez

    A good finish to make sure the U.S. went into the half a goal up, and some good work down the right before that. Put in the cross that led to the penalty for the second goal.

  • Landon Donovan
    102
    16
    4.50

    Landon Donovan

    Had a quiet start to his USA return, but warmed up in the second half, drawing the penalty and converting to become the first American to score 50 international goals, and later added his 51st. Did good dribbling work in the buildup to Wondolowski's goal.

Substitutions

  • M. Diskerud
    119
    8
    4.50

    M. Diskerud

    Advanced his case most of any U.S. player. Combining well with Stuart Holden in midfield, his mature, technical presence was a visible improvement on Torres as the more creatively-inclined member of the double pivot.

  • Stuart Holden
    138
    4
    4.50

    Stuart Holden

    Starting to look like the Stuart Holden of old, he worked well with Diskerud in the second half, offered the good cross on Donovan's second, and played some more key balls.

  • Brek Shea
    70
    17
    3.50

    Brek Shea

    A late sub, and looked a bit rusty, launching a few wayward crosses, but his energy and running brought a new element of danger. Picked up an assist on the sixth after Bedoya picked up his unmolested cutback.

  • Alejandro Bedoya
    54
    8
    3.00

    Alejandro Bedoya

    Came on as a second-half sub and grabbed a goal, arriving late to hammer home Brek Shea's cross.

  • Chris Wondolowski
    59
    16
    3.00

    Chris Wondolowski

    Hugely relieved to have finally gotten on the USA scoresheet.

  • Will Bruin
    16
    42
    2.50

    Will Bruin

    Came on as a late sub, wasted a decent chance by taking too many touches.

  • Ricardo Jerez Jr.
    4
    9
    1.00

    Ricardo Jerez Jr.

    Nearly gifted the U.S. a goal when he dropped an easy catch in the 16th minute. Might have back strain from picking balls out of the net.

  • Carlos Castrillo
    1
    10
    1.00

    Carlos Castrillo

    Gave up the penalty which allowed Donovan to score early in the second half.

  • C. Gallardo
    1
    9
    1.00

    C. Gallardo

    Was a starting defender and his team gave up four goals with him on the field.

  • E. Vásquez
    1
    9
    1.50

    E. Vásquez

    Was caught watching more than once, but especially on Donovan's second, as the LA Galaxy man motored past him to go alone

  • J. Contreras
    5
    5
    2.00

    J. Contreras

    Started brightly, and gave some rough moments to the USA's deep midfield pair, but faded as Guatemala struggled to keep up its strong start.

  • J. López
    1
    8
    1.50

    J. López

    Was the far more anonymous of the two Lopezes on the field. Removed in the 76th.

  • S. Trujillo
    2
    7
    2.50

    S. Trujillo

    Had one of the best runs of the first half as he stripped the ball off Torres and powered deep into the U.S. half.

  • M. López
    6
    7
    2.00

    M. López

    Caused problems with his size and athleticism. If he can step up his level a bit, Guatemala might not miss Carlos Ruiz so much.

Substitutions

  • A. Padilla
    5
    3
    2.50

    A. Padilla

    A late sub, he was one of the few Guatemalans to get the ball deep into the U.S. end in the second half.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Rank/Player Position Team Rating
1. A. PulidoStrikerMexico3.67
2. C. PeñaMidfielderMexico3.33
3. Rafa MárquezDefenderMexico2.83
4. RodríguezDefenderMexico2.83
5. L. MontesMidfielderMexico2.83
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
A. Pulido A. Pulido
Striker
Tigres
4 0
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
San Jose 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