Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Netherlands @ USA WNT by AndyB

FIFA Womens World Cup

Netherlands (V) vs. USA WNT (H)

Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Lyon


Sunday Jul 07,2019 11:00 AM ET

Post Game Analysis by AndyB for USA WNT

Post Game Report Card

Overall Performance
Overall Team Grade
A
Execution
B+
Offensive Play
A
Defensive Effectiveness
A+
Overall Match Quality
A
Player of the Match
Rose LaVelle
Overall Game Assessment
Great game USA! They were not the most crisp today, but they showed good pressure on offense and really kept the dutch defense on their heels. The pressure also forced the Dutch forwards to help on defense which also limited their counterattacking opportunities too. Rose LaVelle showed why she will be the next USA star! She was excellent both on offense and in defensive midfield. The goal was an excellent display of patience and skill in setting up that shot - nice finish too.
Unit Performance
Offensive Performance
Offense Comments
Defensive Performance
Defense Comments
Midfield Play
Midfield Comments
Coaching
Coaching Comments
Player Performance
Player
Pos
Grade
Abby Dahlkemper (13)
DF 
unsung hero on defense. She was solid in the middle and really did not give the Dutch strikers much of a look when they had the ball at their feet,
Alex Morgan (13)
FW 
Not her best game today. Was not much of a threat today, but the attention to her opened up other players.
Alyssa Naeher (1)
GK 
B+ 
Quiet day, but had to step up on a couple...
Becky Sauerbrunn
DF 
A- 
Another strong performance as well. She and Dahlkemper were a great combo today!
Crystal Dunn (19)
FW 
Also considered for player of the game. Solid on defense and the Dutch were testing her side. She also did well on counterattacks as well.
Julie Ertz
DF 
Excellent two way play! Was more pivotal on defense today, but also helped manage the counter...
Megan Rapinoe (15)
FW 
B+ 
Decent game, but not a dominant performance. Still cool on PKs - not the best hit, but effective.
Rose LaVelle (11)
MF 
Great 2 way game! The player of the match for the USA!
Tobin Heath (17)
MF 
A- 
Crafty and creative. She was the best playmaker on offense today