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 Netherlands

Post Game Report Card

Overall Performance
Overall Team Grade
B
Execution
B-
Offensive Play
B-
Defensive Effectiveness
B+
Player of the Match
Sari van Veenendaal
Overall Game Assessment
The Dutch GK was awesome! She really kept them in the game and compensated for a porous defense. The defense did enough to contain the USA. Morgan and Rapinoe really did not have many great chances. When the USA forwards did get the ball in space, the Dutch closed quickly to limit the threat. On offense, the Dutch just do not know how to pull the trigger on shots! They had numerous opportunities and could just not get the shots off.
Unit Performance
Offensive Performance
Generating Scoring Opportunities
C+
Finishing
F
Corner Kicks
C
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
C+
Controlling Tempo/Possession
B
Generating Pressure
B+
Offense Comments
They had enough chances, but just not enough shots. If you don't shoot, you cannot score. The USA defense was solid, but the Dutch really did not take it to them either.
Defensive Performance
Goalkeeping
A+
Executing Defensive Game Plan
A-
Controlling Offensive Pressure
B
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
B
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
C+
Transition/Counterattack
B
Defense Comments
Netherlands gave up a lot of corners, but were able to defend. They did leave the USA some great chances, but the goalkeeping was amazing!
Midfield Play
Maintaining Possession
B
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
A-
Defensive Support & Transition
B+
Controlling Tempo
B+
Midfield Comments
Coaching
Game Strategy
B+
Overall Preparedness
B+
Lineup & Substitutions
B
In-Game Management
B+
Coaching Comments
The Dutch offense needs to put more pressure on the USA defense. They were sagging back too much and unable to capitalize on too many clearing attempts. Their forwards could outpace the USA defense, but they really could not get them into space to capitalize.
Player Performance
No Players Records