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1 vs 2
USA
USA
Played
June 7, 2013 9:30 PM EDT
Independence Park — Kingston
Referee:‬ R. Moreno‎
Attendance:‬ 12130‎
 
 
Brad Evans 90+2′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: USA 2-1 Jamaica

Goal runs down the players involved as the United States and Jamaica went down to the wire in a thrilling finish

  • Donovan Ricketts
    6
    4
    2.00

    Donovan Ricketts

    Was beaten twice, though he could hardly do much about the opener. Gave away the corner that led to Evans' winner.

  • Adrian Mariappa
    1
    7
    2.00

    Adrian Mariappa

    Was caught in no-man's land for the opening goal, and on the line as Evans turned and scored.

  • Alvas Powell
    4
    4
    2.50

    Alvas Powell

    Similar to his performance against Mexico. The talent is obviously there, but he needs to be more consistent.

  • O'Brian Woodbine
    2
    4
    3.00

    O'Brian Woodbine

    A constant threat on the attack, but he was the one beat by Zusi as the American crossed for Altidore's opener.

  • Daniel Gordon
    2
    4
    2.50

    Daniel Gordon

    Was pulled out of position by Dempsey too much, and like the rest of his unit, was caught unawares for Evans' late winner.

  • Garath McCleary
    5
    3
    2.00

    Garath McCleary

    Showed some dangerous flashes on the flank, but is clearly a step down from the unavailable McAnuff.

  • Jermaine Chistopher Hue
    5
    3
    2.00

    Jermaine Chistopher Hue

    Lots of smoke, but little fire in the way of turning his effort into goals.

  • Marvin Elliott
    3
    5
    2.00

    Marvin Elliott

    An anonymous game from the Bristol City midfielder. With most of the attacks from both teams going down the flank, the central midfielder was often bypassed.

  • Rodolph Austin
    6
    2
    4.00

    Rodolph Austin

    Jamaica's best player, and possibly the man of the match. Played over the top, he beat Howard but hit the post. Served up the free kick for Beckford's equalizer.

  • Jermaine Johnson
    5
    1
    3.00

    Jermaine Johnson

    Jamaica's most consistent threat, he caused issues for both Beasley and Evans as Jamaica targeted the U.S. fullbacks.

  • Ryan Johnson
    2
    3
    2.50

    Ryan Johnson

    His finest moment came when he found Austin over the top, but the San Jose man was largely neutralized all game.

Substitutions

  • Omar Daley
    0
    3
    2.50

    Omar Daley

    Came on for McCleary in the second half.

  • Jermaine Beckford
    9
    2
    3.50

    Jermaine Beckford

    Subbed on, scored. What more can you ask for?

  • Theo Robinson
    2
    1
    2.50

    Theo Robinson

    Replaced Jermaine Johnson in the second half.

  • Tim Howard
    17
    18
    2.50

    Tim Howard

    Wasn't given much to do, and could hardly be blamed for the two times he was beaten. Will thank the post that Austin's shot didn't go in.

  • DaMarcus Beasley
    30
    15
    2.50

    DaMarcus Beasley

    His speed gives him the ability to recover from mistakes, but he's still not a natural left back and is beaten too often.

  • Matt Besler
    45
    2
    3.00

    Matt Besler

    The best defender in blue by far all night. Has quietly become an easy first choice in a short period of time.

  • Omar Gonzalez
    24
    15
    2.00

    Omar Gonzalez

    Took a little while to grow into the game, but ended up making a key stop late. Then he lost Beckford for the equalizer.

  • Fabian Johnson
    9
    35
    1.50

    Fabian Johnson

    The worst U.S. player on the field. Indecisive going forward, wasteful in possession, timid on the pass. It's a mystery why Klinsmann didn't swap him for Beasley.

  • Brad Evans
    52
    2
    3.00

    Brad Evans

    Had a rough job at times with the athleticism of the Jamaican forwards, but got the last laugh with his late winner. An absolutely clutch goal.

  • Jermaine Jones
    24
    11
    2.00

    Jermaine Jones

    Strong in the tackle as always, but offered little going forward and gave away his passes.

  • Graham Zusi
    53
    1
    3.50

    Graham Zusi

    The most dangerous player in the American midfield, it was his cross which beat Woodbine and found Altidore.

  • Michael Bradley
    36
    14
    2.50

    Michael Bradley

    Seemed to be having an underwhelming game by his standards until he popped up with the winning assist.

  • Clint Dempsey
    28
    12
    2.50

    Clint Dempsey

    His mere presence pulled Gordon out of position and opened some space, but the new captain was largely anonymous.

  • Jozy Altidore
    46
    6
    3.50

    Jozy Altidore

    With a powerful header, he scored for the second straight game. The USA will need him in scoring form if it is to get through the hex comfortably.

Substitutions

  • E. Castillo
    13
    28
    2.00

    E. Castillo

    Came on for Fabian Johnson but was hardly an improvement.

  • Geoff Cameron
    35
    4
    3.00

    Geoff Cameron

    An improvement on the underwhelming Jones when he came in, Cameron even displayed some attacking nous. Rivals Evans for the title of most versatile U.S. player.

  • Eddie Johnson
    24
    14
    2.00

    Eddie Johnson

    Replaced Altidore late. Had a good one-on-one chance but fell over his own feet.

Results
Matchday 4
Times In EDT
 
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Peter Byers Peter Byers
Striker
10 1
B. Pérez B. Pérez
Striker
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9 0
J. Bengtson J. Bengtson
Striker
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9 0
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
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8 2
A. Saborío A. Saborío
Striker
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8 1