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.
Abby Dahlkemper (13)
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)
Not her best game today. Was not much of a threat today, but the attention to her opened up other players.
Alyssa Naeher (1)
Quiet day, but had to step up on a couple...
Another strong performance as well. She and Dahlkemper were a great combo today!
Crystal Dunn (19)
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.
Excellent two way play! Was more pivotal on defense today, but also helped manage the counter...
Megan Rapinoe (15)
Decent game, but not a dominant performance. Still cool on PKs - not the best hit, but effective.
Rose LaVelle (11)
Great 2 way game! The player of the match for the USA!
Tobin Heath (17)
Crafty and creative. She was the best playmaker on offense today