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0 vs 2
Played
June 22, 2011 10:00 PM EDT
Reliant Stadium — Houston, Texas
Referee:‬ W. Lopez‎
Attendance:‬ 70627‎
 
 
A. De Nigris 93′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Honduras 0-2 Mexico

Goal.com assesses the performance of players on both teams following the Gold Cup semifinals matchup in Houston.

By Seth Vertelney

  • N. Valladares
    12
    4
    3.50

    N. Valladares

    Made several decent stops during the course of regular time. Didn't really have a chance at stopping either of Mexico's goals in extra time

  • O. Chávez
    8
    5
    3.50

    O. Chávez

    A towering performance in central defense. Made several headed clearances and saving tackles to keep Honduras in the match

  • V. Bernárdez
    3
    6
    3.00

    V. Bernárdez

    Made a saving challenge in the first half, but also earned a yellow card for a dangerous challenge. Subbed off at the half.

  • M. Sabillón
    3
    7
    2.50

    M. Sabillón

    Battled with Guardado on the right side. Gave away silly foul in the first half and earned yellow for smacking Torres Nilo in the face on a header

  • Juan Carlos García
    2
    6
    3.00

    Juan Carlos García

    Huge saving tackle on Chicharito to prevent a goal in the first half. Wore down as the match went on.

  • H. Thomas
    1
    3
    3.00

    H. Thomas

    Calming veteran presence was solid all night for Honduras

  • A. Mejía
    3
    4
    2.50

    A. Mejía

    Sliced an early chance well wide early on, but was industrious in the second half, creating chances for his side.

  • B. García
    2
    4
    2.50

    B. García

    Was wasteful with possession on the right side, but created several chances with his driving runs

  • R. Espinoza
    5
    5
    3.00

    R. Espinoza

    Several poor giveaways, but also made some solid ball-winning challenges. Nearly won the game at the end of regulation with a great long-range strike

  • J. Portillo
    3
    13
    2.00

    J. Portillo Flop of the Match

    Struggled to get into the match. Subbed off in the 60th minute

  • J. Bengtson
    1
    9
    2.50

    J. Bengtson

    Worked hard as the lone striker, but couldn't create much on his own. Was caught offside too often

Substitutions

  • J. Leverón
    2
    5
    3.00

    J. Leverón

    Halftime sub acquitted himself well upon replacing Bernardez in central defense.

  • Ramón Nuñez
    1
    6
    3.00

    Ramón Nuñez

    Second half sub was bright, as he made several slaloming runs through the Mexican midfield

  • C. Costly
    3
    8
    2.50

    C. Costly

    Nearly won a penalty in the second half, but the Mexican defense kept him mostly quiet.

  • Alfredo Talavera
    37
    2
    3.50

    Alfredo Talavera

    Didn't put a foot wrong all match. Late save on Roger Espinoza strike from distance saved the match for Mexico.

  • Rafa Márquez
    30
    9
    3.50

    Rafa Márquez

    Solid veteran presence throughout the match. Distributed well and made tackles when he needed to.

  • Héctor Moreno
    26
    4
    3.50

    Héctor Moreno

    Distribution wasn't what it could have been, but defended well and got into attacks when he could

  • Jose Andrés Guardado
    39
    5
    4.00

    Jose Andrés Guardado

    Caused trouble down the left flank for Honduras, but lacked the cutting edge that we've become accustomed to seeing. Subbed off in the 52nd minute

  • C. Salcido
    20
    7
    3.00

    C. Salcido

    Not his best performance. Gave the ball away several times before being subbed in the 56th minute with an apparent injury.

  • Gerardo Torrado
    16
    11
    3.00

    Gerardo Torrado

    Controlled the midfield and broke down a number of Honduran attacks. Gave the ball away cheaply a few times.

  • I. Castro
    21
    11
    3.50

    I. Castro

    Industrious performance, which saw him defend well, and foul Honduran players several times.

  • Efraín Juárez
    28
    4
    3.50

    Efraín Juárez

    Got back and tackled when he needed. Sprayed balls around the pitch for Mexico

  • Pablo Edson Barrera
    39
    8
    4.00

    Pablo Edson Barrera

    Contributed offensively in a number of ways. Ran down the right flank, crossed well, delivered sharp free-kicks, and almost scored when his shot was palmed up and off the top of the crossbar by Valladares

  • Giovani dos Santos
    35
    13
    3.00

    Giovani dos Santos

    Was bright and ran at Honduras, but wasn't his night. Missed clear breakaway in regulation that should have won the match

  • Javier Hernández
    77
    17
    3.50

    Javier Hernández

    Was absent for much of the match, but popped up in extra time to score a trademark close-range goal.

Substitutions

  • Paul Nicolás Aguilar
    20
    3
    3.00

    Paul Nicolás Aguilar

    On in extra time and nearly scored, with Valladares tipping his shot off the crossbar

  • Jorge Emmanuel Torres
    20
    4
    3.00

    Jorge Emmanuel Torres

    Second half sub defended well, and almost bagged a goal in extra time when his shot clipped the outside of the post

  • A. De Nigris
    72
    7
    4.00

    A. De Nigris Top of the Match

    52nd minute sub was the hero in extra time, scoring a great headed goal off a corner, then assisting on Mexico's second by winning another header off a corner

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