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USA
3 vs 1
Played
July 24, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
AT&T Stadium — Arlington, Texas
Referee:‬ W. Quesada‎
Attendance:‬ 81410‎
 
N. Medina 52′
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: USA 3-1 Honduras

The USA won its 10th straight game as it advanced to the Gold Cup final with a win against Honduras in Dallas.

By Seth Vertelney

  • Nick Rimando
    60
    0
    3.00

    Nick Rimando

    Didn't have a whole lot to do on the night, but was alert and came out well to smother potential Honduras breakaway in second half.

  • DaMarcus Beasley
    32
    21
    2.50

    DaMarcus Beasley

    Got up the left flank several times to good effect, but did commit a silly foul on Palacios to lead to the lone Honduras goal.

  • Michael Parkhurst
    26
    14
    2.50

    Michael Parkhurst

    Played several good balls over the top and did the defensive work that was required of him.

  • C. Goodson
    38
    4
    3.00

    C. Goodson

    His long passes led to the USA's first and third goals, showing a dimension of his game that's rarely seen. Did get caught out for the Honduras goal, though.

  • Matt Besler
    47
    7
    3.50

    Matt Besler

    Put in his usual solid defensive shift. Was in good position to break up Honduras attacks, particularly getting a good block in during a clear-cut chance in the second half.

  • Stuart Holden
    39
    13
    2.50

    Stuart Holden

    Kept the ball moving through the center of midfield without doing anything too spectacular. Missed a couple decent chances in the first half on shots from distance.

  • Kyle Beckerman
    59
    15
    3.50

    Kyle Beckerman

    Again one of the USA's most influential players. Broke up attacks multiple times and sprayed passes all over the field. Having a very solid Gold Cup so far.

  • J. Torres
    35
    18
    2.50

    J. Torres

    Got himself all over the field and distributed the ball well, making several clever passes. Faded a bit as the game went on and subbed off in the 66th minute.

  • Alejandro Bedoya
    67
    5
    3.50

    Alejandro Bedoya

    Was handed a surprise start and vindicated his coach's decision, providing assists on both of Donovan's goals. Lost his man on the Honduras goal, but more than made up for it.

  • Eddie Johnson
    81
    3
    4.00

    Eddie Johnson

    Showed exactly why Klinsmann called him in as an addition after the group stage. Provided a clinical finish for the USA's first goal and his flick on helped set up the second goal.

  • Landon Donovan
    114
    1
    4.50

    Landon Donovan Top of the Match

    Absolutely on fire. His neat layoff led to Johnson's opener, then chested down and finished well for the USA's second, before getting into a good spot and finishing for the USA's third and his second.

Substitutions

  • M. Diskerud
    27
    15
    2.50

    M. Diskerud

    Came on with 25 minutes left to play and kept the ball moving well, though he dribbled into trouble and lost the ball on occasion.

  • Brek Shea
    19
    42
    2.00

    Brek Shea

    Subbed on in the second half and didn't have much of an impact, squandering possession a couple times.

  • Chris Wondolowski
    19
    31
    2.00

    Chris Wondolowski

    Got 20 minutes and failed to really impact the game.

  • Donis Salatiel Escober
    4
    5
    2.00

    Donis Salatiel Escober

    Didn't have much of a chance on any of the USA's goals, and made a sharp save in the second half to deny Bedoya.

  • O. Chávez
    0
    9
    1.50

    O. Chávez

    A horrible night. Caught out on the USA's first goal as he lost Eddie Johnson on a combination, then let Landon Donovan ghost behind him for the USA's third goal.

  • Brayan Antonio Beckeles
    1
    8
    1.50

    Brayan Antonio Beckeles

    Caught out of position multiple times, and committed several fouls in dangerous positions. Lucky to not give away a penalty kick on Wondolowski late in the game.

  • Juan Carlos García
    0
    10
    1.00

    Juan Carlos García Flop of the Match

    An absolute nightmare. Caught flat footed on the USA's second goal, allowing Bedoya to steal in and set up Donovan. Allowed a simple ball over the top to beat him, giving Bedoya another chance to set up Donovan for the USA's third.

  • N. Medina
    4
    4
    2.00

    N. Medina

    Had a poor defensive night, punctuated by several giveaways. Redeemed himself with a headed goal, however.

  • A. Najar
    1
    9
    2.00

    A. Najar

    Failed to have the impact he had in the quarterfinal, when he scored the game's lone goal. Dribbled into trouble and gave the ball away more than he would've liked.

  • A. López
    0
    8
    1.50

    A. López

    Anonymous in the first half, and rightly hauled off at halftime.

  • J. Claros
    0
    8
    2.00

    J. Claros

    Failed to exert his usual influence on the game. Lost in the midfield at times, and did not impact the game going forward.

  • E. Delgado
    1
    6
    2.00

    E. Delgado

    Failed to get himself involved in the game much, as the USA defense limited any opportunities he had.

  • R. Rojas
    1
    7
    2.00

    R. Rojas

    Was marked out of the match by Goodson and Besler, as he couldn't get himself in spots to trouble the U.S. defense. Taken off with 20 minutes to play.

Substitutions

  • Marvin Chávez
    7
    4
    3.00

    Marvin Chávez

    Brought on at halftime and changed the game for Honduras. Was all over the field, playing dangerous passes and getting into good spots. Served the free kick that led to his team's only goal.

  • Jerry Palacios
    2
    7
    2.50

    Jerry Palacios

    Was active after being brought on at halftime, combining well with his teammates.

Results
Semi Finals
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