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3 vs 1
USA
USA
Played
September 6, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica — San José
Referee:‬ M. Rodríguez‎
Attendance:‬ 35000‎
 
2′ J. Acosta
Clint Dempsey 43′ (PG)
10′ Celso Borges
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Costa Rica 3-1 USA

Goal rates the players on show as the USA falls to Costa Rcia.

By Allen Ramsey

  • K. Navas
    4
    0
    2.50

    K. Navas

    Made a big save on a Fabian Johnson shot in the first half to keep his team up 2-0. Gave up the penalty to Johnson, and really should have kept the penalty out. Otherwise had a solid night.

  • Bryan Oviedo
    3
    1
    3.50

    Bryan Oviedo

    Helped expose the week side of the USA defense with his runs down the left.

  • Cristian Gamboa
    2
    1
    2.50

    Cristian Gamboa

    Solid defensively and did well enough supporting the attck down his flank.

  • Giancarlo González
    2
    1
    3.00

    Giancarlo González

    Solid night. Kept the U.S. attack from finding any real opening.

  • J. Acosta
    2
    1
    3.00

    J. Acosta

    Brilliant front-post header to put his team in front early.

  • M. Umaña
    0
    1
    2.50

    M. Umaña

    Picked up a booking for hard foul on Donovan, but otherwise had a solid night.

  • Christian Bolaños
    5
    0
    3.00

    Christian Bolaños

    Put the cross in for Costa Rica's second. Had a glorious chance to make it 3-0 but took too long on the ball. Also went down easily twice in the box and picked up a booking for a dive.

  • Celso Borges
    3
    0
    3.50

    Celso Borges

    Had a towering header to put his team up 2-0 inside 10 minutes.

  • Y. Tejeda
    1
    2
    2.50

    Y. Tejeda

    Very dangerous tackle on Cameron early in the second half and was subbed off in the 73rd.

  • Joel Campbell
    14
    1
    4.50

    Joel Campbell

    Had some brilliant runs and caused the USA's back line a ton of problems.Got in behind the USA's center backs multiple times, and finally put one away in the second half.

  • Bryan Ruiz
    6
    1
    3.00

    Bryan Ruiz

    The captain showed flashes of brilliance and kept the ball well for his team, helping Costa Rica dominate the run of play.

Substitutions

  • A. Saborío
    1
    0

    A. Saborío

    Brought on for the final 10 minutes for Ruiz.

  • R. Brenes
    0
    1

    R. Brenes

    Came on late.

  • Tim Howard
    2
    20
    2.50

    Tim Howard

    Made a couple of huge saves to keep his team in the game and really wasn't at fault for either of the early goals. Was beaten for the third

  • DaMarcus Beasley
    2
    25
    2.50

    DaMarcus Beasley

    Tough night to be part of the U.S. back line that was under pressure throughout. Tried to get forward on a few occasions

  • Fabian Johnson
    9
    7
    2.50

    Fabian Johnson

    Won a penalty but otherwise didn't get into the game enough.

  • Matt Besler
    4
    23
    2.00

    Matt Besler

    Struggled in space against a Costa Rican side with plenty of pace. Was beaten by Campbell for the third goal.

  • M. Orozco
    5
    20
    2.00

    M. Orozco

    Had a tough night defensively. Was caught out of position several times. Got down the flank a couple of times but didn't create much with it.

  • Omar Gonzalez
    9
    8
    2.50

    Omar Gonzalez

    Pull out into space far too much for his liking and didn't deal with it well early on. Grew into the game some, but was under pressure throughout the night.

  • Geoff Cameron
    7
    12
    2.00

    Geoff Cameron

    Rushed into a starting role and never seemed catch up to the speed of the game.

  • Graham Zusi
    11
    11
    3.00

    Graham Zusi

    Like all of the USA's attackers, struggled to find any space to work with. Did supply the ball for Johnson to win the penalty.

  • Jermaine Jones
    6
    15
    2.00

    Jermaine Jones

    Was asked to take on a more creative role with Cameron in beside him, but tried too many balls over the top and the U.S. midfield was largely dominated.

  • Clint Dempsey
    6
    10
    2.50

    Clint Dempsey

    Scored from the spot on his 100th cap to make it 2-1, but he and Donovan struggled to get into the game with Costa Rica dominating the ball.

  • Landon Donovan
    6
    10
    2.50

    Landon Donovan

    Up top with Dempsey, but they never really found a way into the game.

Substitutions

  • Eddie Johnson
    3
    13
    2.50

    Eddie Johnson

    Took one hard shot from Navas, but otherwise didn't have much to say about the result.

  • Aron Jóhannsson
    10
    1

    Aron Jóhannsson

    Tossed on late for Dempsey.

  • Jozy Altidore
    4
    19
    2.00

    Jozy Altidore

    Came on and picked up a booking, which will keep him out of the Mexico match.

Results
Matchday 7
Times In EDT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Peter Byers Peter Byers
Striker
10 1
B. Pérez B. Pérez
Striker
FC Dallas
9 0
J. Bengtson J. Bengtson
Striker
New England
9 0
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
8 2
A. Saborío A. Saborío
Striker
Real Salt Lake
8 1