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2 vs 0
Played
June 11, 2013 10:08 PM EDT
CenturyLink Field — Seattle, Washington
Referee:‬ R. García Orozco‎
Attendance:‬ 40847‎
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: USA 2-0 Panama

Jozy Altidore scored for the third straight U.S. game in a tidy 2-0 win over Panama in World Cup qualifying.

By Zac Lee Rigg

  • Tim Howard
    63
    2
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    The goalkeeper stayed alert to stuff Blackburn in stoppage for the only big save he had to make.

  • DaMarcus Beasley
    70
    8
    4.00

    DaMarcus Beasley

    Beasley continues to use his pace to recover when attackers beat him. He also showed that speed on an overlapping run in the 80th minute when he hit the post. The only negative of an assured performance was a yellow that will rule him out of the next match.

  • Fabian Johnson
    64
    6
    3.50

    Fabian Johnson

    The Hoffenheim fullback has struggled to make an impact in midfield, until this game that is. Johnson combined well to keep attacks flowing and delivered an incisive cross for the opening goal.

  • Geoff Cameron
    77
    9
    3.00

    Geoff Cameron

    The Stoke defender showed he can fill in at midfield with a biting display. He made up for several errant passes with a sumptuous assist for the second goal.

  • Matt Besler
    62
    2
    4.00

    Matt Besler

    Besler played several enticing long balls out of the back and popped up at key junctures to shut down chances.

  • Omar Gonzalez
    43
    16
    3.00

    Omar Gonzalez

    The Galaxy man has become a key cog in the U.S. defense and helped snuff out the Panamanian attack.

  • Brad Evans
    35
    34
    2.00

    Brad Evans

    Though he struggled to contain Quintero, the Sounders man settled into a solid shift.

  • Eddie Johnson
    72
    4
    3.50

    Eddie Johnson

    EJ capped a solid midfield appearance with a well taken goal to seal the match in front of his home supporters.

  • Michael Bradley
    108
    5
    4.00

    Michael Bradley Top of the Match

    General Bradley's surging run through midfield created the first goal. The Roma man barely gave the ball away in an imposing performance.

  • Clint Dempsey
    58
    13
    2.50

    Clint Dempsey

    Willing to pull the trigger early, perhaps Dempsey's largest contribution was his movement to distract defenders for key U.S. attacks. At one point the Tottenham attacker blocked a Bradley shot.

  • Jozy Altidore
    94
    1
    4.00

    Jozy Altidore

    Not even a denied penalty claim could ruffle Altidore, who scored the opener a minute later. The burly forward has now scored three games in a row for the national team. He also showed his all-around game with his hustle to win back the ball and a pass threaded through to Beasley for the chance that hit the post.

Substitutions

  • Brad Davis
    18
    8

    Brad Davis

    Came in on the left in the late going.

  • J. Corona
    24
    12

    J. Corona

    Wore No. 10 in his brief cameo.

  • Stuart Holden
    45
    5

    Stuart Holden

    Replaced goalscorer Altidore in stoppage time.

  • J. Penedo
    4
    5
    3.00

    J. Penedo

    The goalkeeper made a tidy interception in the early going but found himself powerless to stop the two U.S. goals.

  • C. Rodríguez
    0
    11
    0.50

    C. Rodríguez Flop of the Match

    The fullback tripped over the turf on an early foray into the attack. The rest of the match didn't turn out much better, as he lost his man for both goals.

  • F. Baloy
    3
    7
    2.50

    F. Baloy

    The Panama captain makes for an imposing presence, which came through in an elbow across the chest of Dempsey for what should have been a penalty. However, his distribution was off, undermining his efforts somewhat.

  • Leonel Parrish
    0
    8
    2.00

    Leonel Parrish

    The fullback couldn't lock down the right side on defense, let alone find time to push forward to any effect.

  • R. Torres
    4
    7
    3.50

    R. Torres

    A poor headed clearance led to an early Fabian Johnson chance and he nearly conceded a penalty with a tackle on Altidore. But Torres settled into his role to make several key blocks and headers.

  • Armando Cooper
    2
    6
    2.00

    Armando Cooper

    Tucked into midfield just off Tejada, Cooper couldn't penetrate the U.S. back line and made way for striker Blackburn on the hour mark.

  • Aníbal Cesis Godoy
    1
    8
    2.50

    Aníbal Cesis Godoy

    His most notable contribution was a one-touch flick over the U.S. defense for Tejada that was called offside.

  • A. Henríquez
    1
    6
    3.00

    A. Henríquez

    Though relatively effective on both sides of the ball in midfield, he made way late with Panama chasing the game.

  • Quintero
    10
    4
    3.00

    Quintero

    The winger cut up Evans several times in the early going, but never turned the advantage into a genuine chance.

  • M. Sánchez
    0
    7
    1.00

    M. Sánchez

    The D.C. United midfielder was booked for diving and at one point hit a shot that nearly hit the corner flag.

  • L. Tejada
    2
    7
    2.00

    L. Tejada

    The forward stabbed home from offside in Panama's best move.

Substitutions

  • N. Barahona
    2
    6

    N. Barahona

    Came on on the left for the final half hour.

  • Gabriel Torres
    1
    7

    Gabriel Torres

    Crossed to Blackburn for Panama's late chance.

  • R. Blackburn
    1
    6
    3.00

    R. Blackburn

    Put a header just wide, and spurned a one-on-one in stoppage time.

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