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Player Ratings: Egypt 0-3 U.S.A

EGYPT

El Hadari: 6.5
– The bi-polar stopper showed moments of inspired brilliance, but was crucially at fault for Davies’ scrambled opener after he dropped the initial cross into the box, and for all his shot-stopping ability, is difficult to trust between the sticks on this showing.

Fathi: 5.5 – Was part of an Egyptian back-line that never at any point looked secure, and eventually succumbed to injury at the beginning of the second half, just before his side conceded two quick-fire goals to send them home.

Said: 5.0 – Could not get to grips with the impressive Davies, who got the better of him both in the air and on the ground for the entire match. Was hesitant in decision making, and could not marshal his defense with any security.

Farag: 5.0 – As USA bombed forward searching out the goals that would put them through, Farag offered little or no resistance to their incessant attacks and could not deal with the powerful running of Dempsey and Donovan.

El-Mohammadi: 5.0 – Attempted manfully to nullify the threat of Donovan on the right but to no avail. He was given a torrid time by the hugely experienced and extremely fit winger, and also escaped a clear hand-ball on the goalline in the second period.

Gomaa: 4.5– Ruthless and uncompromising, but also completely brutal, leaving Donovan and then Dempsey spread-eagled on the turf as things went against his side. If only his defensive play was as robust, he wouldn’t have allowed the USA to net three times.

Rabou: 5.5 – Disappeared in the second period as USA took complete control of the encounter, and allowed the Americans’ to run from midfield and create opportunities.

Eid: 5.0 – Never at all showed any ability to take control and was hooked off at the beginning of the second half for his efforts.

Shawky: 5.5 – The Middlesbrough man pulled the strings in midfield and although his work was neat and tidy, he struggled to exert any real influence on proceedings.

Abou Trieka: 6.5 – Egypt's best player in the first half, his pace, power, and neat touches causing the USA back-line no end of worries, but disappeared completely in the second half as Egypt could not mount any kind of attacking threat

Abdelghani: 5.0 – Hobbled off after 55 minutes after making little impact during his time on the pitch, but at least he can be grateful that he sat out Egypt horrific capitulation.

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Hassan: 5.0 - The veteran was given little to time to show his ability but by that time his team-mates appeared to have throw in the towel.

Abougrisha: 5.0 - Egypt's match was already slipping away before he appeared in the second period.

Said: N/A


U.S.A

Guzan: 6.5 – The no.2 to Tim Howard was barely tested in this encounter, however his handling and all-round distribution was superb.

Spector: 7.0– Swung in a wonderful cross for Dempsey’s third and ultimately clinching goal, and his marauding runs from full-back were a constant threat on the right-hand side.

Demerit: 7.5 – An imposing and towering presence, Demerit barely missed a header all evening and looked a different player to the one who faced Brazil and Italy in previous encounters.

Onyewu: 7.5 – Similarly to Demerit, Onyewu was a rock in the heart of the USA defense and made countless interceptions when stepping out from defense to begin attacks.

Bornstein: 6.5 – Had the most difficult opponent in the form of Abou Trieka, but stuck to his task well, and managed to completely invalidate his threat in the second half as the Egyptians waned.

Dempsey: 7.5 – The Fulham man had a superb match and showed all his Premier League experience as USA stormed home. Clinched qualification with a superb headed third.

Clark: 7.0 – Did the ugly work in the center of the pitch while allowing the other more gifted individuals to shine, and it worked to perfection as he fed the productive Donovan and Dempsey who pulled the strings.

Bradley: 7.5 – Forced a superb save from El Hadari in the early exchanges, drilling an effort low across goal, and throughout caused problems bursting from midfield to support the strikers.

Donovan: 8.0 – The class act of the U.S.A. team, Donovan oozed flair throughout, and despite a poor decision early on when he should have shot, but passed, he was a constant irritant for the Egyptians.

Altidore: 6.5 -  On occasion the Villarreal hitman appears to be growing into his own skin, as he showed some nice touches and continued his development as a striker this evening.

Davies: 7.5 – Was instilled to support Jozy Altidore and the move worked well, with the striker netting a close range finish in the first-half, showing good instinct to prod the ball home.

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Feilhaber: N/A

Casey: N/A


Paul Macdonald, Goal.com

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