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July 20, 2013 6:35 PM EDT
Georgia Dome — Atlanta, Georgia
Referee:‬ J. Aguilar‎
Attendance:‬ 54229‎
 
84′ R. Jiménez
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Mexico 1-0 Trindidad & Tobago

Goal takes a look at those involved as Mexico overcame a dogged Soca Warriors side to set up a semifinal meeting with Panama.

By Keith Hickey

  • Jonathan Emmanuel Orozco
    22
    3
    3.00

    Jonathan Emmanuel Orozco

    The one time he was really troubled, on Boucaud's first-half shot, Orozco did excellently to keep it out.

  • J. Huiqui
    20
    7
    3.00

    J. Huiqui

    Wearing the armband, he was up to the task, winning the ball and keeping possession well.

  • A. Aldrete
    15
    5
    3.00

    A. Aldrete

    The America fullback did his chances no harm with a nice night. Had one of the more difficult jobs up against Cyrus and did it well. Served dangerous crosses into the box on the overlap.

  • Juan Carlos Valenzuela
    16
    8
    3.00

    Juan Carlos Valenzuela

    Came up against Jones and struggled slightly, but managed to help keep a clean sheet.

  • Miguel Arturo Layun
    31
    2
    4.00

    Miguel Arturo Layun

    Lots of good service, often playing more as a winger than a fullback. Served up the ball which Jimenez put in for the winner.

  • C. Peña
    5
    13
    2.00

    C. Peña

    Disappointing for the most part and not as involved as he'd like to be with a chance to showcase his talents, but his well-struck shot from distance was only just saved by Williams.

  • L. Montes
    19
    5
    3.00

    L. Montes

    Ever-present, always involved, and a big part of the passing game Mexico put together.

  • A. Castro
    7
    11
    3.00

    A. Castro

    Hardly put a foot wrong all night, recovering the ball well and moving the ball with ease.

  • R. Jiménez
    28
    7
    3.50

    R. Jiménez

    Dangerous with the final touch, he went close a few times, and hit the woodwork, before scoring the winner with a scuffed touch past Williams.

  • M. Fabián
    24
    10
    3.50

    M. Fabián

    Provided some dangerous penetration early, including one run where he dribbled deep into the box and won a corner, and remained one of Mexico's most dangerous attacking options.

  • Rafael Márquez Lugo
    4
    18
    3.00

    Rafael Márquez Lugo

    Covered lots of ground. Nothing special, but kept the offense moving by doing the little things correctly.

Substitutions

  • E. Velarde
    6
    5

    E. Velarde

    Came on late.

  • J. Cárdenas
    7
    3
    2.50

    J. Cárdenas

    Replaced Pena in the second half, and was an improvement..

  • J. Orozco
    12
    3
    3.00

    J. Orozco

    Came on as a late sub and got between Powers and the ball as Jimenez touched in the winner.

  • Jan-Michael Williams
    11
    2
    4.00

    Jan-Michael Williams

    A more than solid game in goal, he made plenty of saves, his brightest when he touched away a potential Pena wonder goal. Didn't deserve to give up the late winner.

  • Daniel Cyrus
    9
    2
    3.00

    Daniel Cyrus

    Played the marauding fullback role to decent effect, bombing forward on counterattacks. His long throws provided T&T's best chances. Also used his recovery speed to good effect on the tricky Fabian.

  • Seon Power
    8
    3
    2.50

    Seon Power

    Good in the air at both ends, and his early header was one of Trinidad & Tobago's closest looks on goal. He was caught on the wrong side of his mark when Mexico scored.

  • Aubrey David
    8
    0
    2.50

    Aubrey David

    Like the rest of the team, helped keep shape well and hit out on the counter.

  • Radanfah Abu Bakr
    5
    0
    2.00

    Radanfah Abu Bakr

    Strong in defense, typified by a brave diving stop in the first half after a poor clearance from the T&T defense. Was too slow to intercept Layun's cross for the winner.

  • C. Edwards
    5
    1
    2.00

    C. Edwards

    Played out of position, the veteran had some better moments going forward but had trouble dealing with Mexico's attack down the wing.

  • Andre Boucaud
    6
    1
    2.00

    Andre Boucaud

    Powerful shot from top of box that pulled a great save from Orozco.

  • Keon Daniel
    5
    0
    2.00

    Keon Daniel

    Physical in the midfield, but unable to really disrupt Mexico's rhythm. His passing left a lot to be desired as well.

  • Kenwyne Jones
    10
    1
    3.50

    Kenwyne Jones

    A dominant presence aerially and physically, he was too often just outnumbered and isolated up front.

  • Darryl Roberts
    6
    2
    3.00

    Darryl Roberts

    Doggedly hard-working all night.

  • Cornell Glen
    9
    0
    3.00

    Cornell Glen

    A fantastically industrious evening for the journeyman striker.

Substitutions

  • Chris Birchall
    10
    1

    Chris Birchall

    Replaced Boucaud late.

  • Kevon Carter
    5
    1

    Kevon Carter

    A late sub. Not enough time to do anything.

Results
Quarter Finals
Times In EDT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
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Gabriel Torres Gabriel Torres
Striker
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5 3
Landon Donovan Landon Donovan
Striker
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Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
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5 0
R. Zelaya R. Zelaya
Striker
Alania
4 1
M. Fabián M. Fabián
Striker
Cruz Azul
3 1