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3 vs 4
USA
USA
Played
August 14, 2013 2:30 PM EDT
Olimpijski Stadion Asim Ferhatović Hase — Sarajevo
Referee:‬ D. Skomina‎
Attendance:‬ 24000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-4 USA

Jozy Altidore took center stage with a hat trick as the USA rolled past Bosnia-Herzegovina.

By Allen Ramsey

  • Asmir Begovic
    13
    13
    2.00

    Asmir Begovic

    Not asked to do anything in the first half but beaten for four in the second. Really couldn't have done much to keep out the goals the USA scored.

  • Ermin Bicakcic
    11
    7
    3.00

    Ermin Bicakcic

    Ran the right flank when given the chance and floated in a couple of good crosses.

  • Emir Spahic
    9
    13
    2.50

    Emir Spahic

    Booked for a bad foul and struggled to deal with Altidore in the first half. Subbed off at halftime.

  • Ervin Zukanović
    8
    12
    2.00

    Ervin Zukanović Flop of the Match

    Did nothing to stand out and was replaced by Visca who did.

  • Elver Rahimic
    13
    4
    3.00

    Elver Rahimic

    Plenty of effort in the middle of the park. Won back more than his share of balls.

  • Miralem Pjanic
    23
    2
    3.50

    Miralem Pjanic

    Kept the ball moving well and pressured the US midfield, forcing Johnson into the mistake that led to the first goal.

  • Senad Lulic
    11
    6
    3.00

    Senad Lulic

    Ran the left flank and knocked in several decent crosses.

  • Sejad Salihovic
    9
    6
    2.50

    Sejad Salihovic

    Not a terrible outing but did nothing that stood out in the first half and was one of three changes at the break.

  • Zvjezdan Misimovic
    15
    4
    2.50

    Zvjezdan Misimovic

    Played the cross in for Ibisevic to head home for Bosnia's second. Also blazed a free kick just over the bar.

  • Edin Dzeko
    39
    2
    4.00

    Edin Dzeko

    Scored the opener after having his first shot saved, knocking home the rebound, and was a threat to the USA throughout. Got his second late to give his side a lifeline.

  • Vedad Ibisevic
    19
    2
    3.50

    Vedad Ibisevic

    Did really well in closing down the US back line. Scored his team's second with a quality header. Subbed off at halftime.

Substitutions

  • Avdija Vršajević
    1
    10
    2.50

    Avdija Vršajević

    Came on at the break and really did nothing to stop the tide from turning in the USA's favor.

  • Toni Šunjić
    0
    14
    2.00

    Toni Šunjić

    Had a rough outing, playing the second half as the USA bombed forward.

  • Adnan Zahirović
    0
    10
    2.00

    Adnan Zahirović

    Was part of the reason the USA took control in the second frame.

  • Edin Višća
    7
    5
    3.00

    Edin Višća

    Forced Howard into one nice save in the second half.

  • Haris Medunjanin
    5
    5
    2.50

    Haris Medunjanin

    Had one shot blocked out for a corner in what was his largest contribution to the game.

  • Miroslav Stevanović
    4
    6
    2.50

    Miroslav Stevanović

    Came on at halftime and ran the channels well enough, but couldn't take any of his chances.

  • Tim Howard
    52
    6
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    Had a lot asked of him in the first half and came up with a big save on Dzeko before the rebound was put home. Beaten by a good header for the second. Made a brilliant save from a Visca shot.

  • Fabian Johnson
    45
    7
    3.00

    Fabian Johnson

    Solid enough though Bosnia-Herzegovina's second goal did come down his side. Moved up to midfield at halftime and set up Altidore for the USA's second.

  • Geoff Cameron
    21
    19
    2.50

    Geoff Cameron

    Failed to cover quickly enough on the first goal but recovered well for most of the match and showed pretty well given his task of dealing with Dzeko.

  • John Brooks
    37
    16
    2.50

    John Brooks

    Showed promise in his first outing, but clearly needs time to fit into this level of play.

  • Alejandro Bedoya
    24
    17
    3.00

    Alejandro Bedoya

    Did well down the right to get in some crosses in the first half. Couldn't keep his couple of chances on frame, but was mostly limited to touches on the wing.

  • Brad Evans
    44
    6
    3.00

    Brad Evans

    Did well defending his flank and got forward down the right when the chance was there. Another decent showing for Evans as a right back.

  • Eddie Johnson
    18
    42
    2.50

    Eddie Johnson

    Gave away a ball for the first goal, but came back and got one of his own in the second half to pull the USA back to within one. Looked much more comfortable running up top.

  • Jermaine Jones
    15
    41
    2.00

    Jermaine Jones

    Not his best showing. Looked like a player in early season form.

  • Michael Bradley
    98
    6
    4.00

    Michael Bradley

    Another good showing. Played some nice balls into Altidore, including the one that led to Johnson's goal and a second that set up Altidore's third.

  • M. Diskerud
    42
    8
    2.50

    M. Diskerud

    Had a fair shout for a penalty inside the opening 20 minutes after turning his defender and had some good flashes, but overall isn't the ideal support for Altidore. Brought off at halftime.

  • Jozy Altidore
    129
    4
    4.50

    Jozy Altidore Top of the Match

    Made a great chance for himself early and was very active in the first half, then starred in the second half, setting up Johnson for the USA's first and scoring the second with a glorious finish. Scored his second with a well-struck free kick and rounded out his hat trick with another good finish late.

Substitutions

  • E. Castillo
    42
    7
    3.00

    E. Castillo

    Came on at half time, allowing both Johnsons to move forward, and did his part in the comeback.

  • Michael Parkhurst
    22
    10

    Michael Parkhurst

    Came on for the final 10 minutes.

  • J. Corona
    26
    7
    2.50

    J. Corona

    Came on in the second half to replace Bedoya and really never had much of a chance to shine.

  • Sacha Kljestan
    38
    2
    3.00

    Sacha Kljestan

    Came on for Jones and kept the ball moving for the USA through the middle a bit better.

  • Bobby Wood
    20
    6

    Bobby Wood

    Late sub had little time to do anything.

Results
 
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