Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Netherlands @ USA WNT by JimConnelly

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 JimConnelly for USA WNT

Post Game Report Card

Overall Performance
Overall Team Grade
A-
Execution
A
Offensive Play
A
Defensive Effectiveness
A+
Overall Match Quality
A
Player of the Match
Julie Ertz
Overall Game Assessment
Great game defensively for the USA. The offense did not look as strong today, but they did put enough pressure on the Dutch defense.
Unit Performance
Offensive Performance
Generating Scoring Opportunities
A
Finishing
B
Corner Kicks
A-
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
B-
Controlling Tempo/Possession
A-
Generating Pressure
A-
Offense Comments
Defensive Performance
Goalkeeping
B
Executing Defensive Game Plan
B+
Controlling Offensive Pressure
A
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
A+
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
A
Transition/Counterattack
A
Defense Comments
Midfield Play
Maintaining Possession
A
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
A-
Defensive Support & Transition
A
Controlling Tempo
A-
Midfield Comments
Coaching
Game Strategy
A+
Overall Preparedness
A+
Lineup & Substitutions
A+
In-Game Management
A+
Coaching Comments
Jill Ellis did a masterful job in this one!
Player Performance
Player
Pos
Grade
Abby Dahlkemper (13)
DF 
A- 
A rock on defense
Alex Morgan (13)
FW 
Quiet game for her, but she drew the penalty to open the scoring.
Alyssa Naeher (1)
GK 
B+ 
Not really tested in this one!
Becky Sauerbrunn
DF 
B+ 
Crystal Dunn (19)
FW 
Solid overall game starting as an outside back. She was tested often on defense and delivered. Some nice counter attacks too.
Julie Ertz
DF 
Did not get the credit, but she was probably the best 2-way player in this one.
Kelley O'Hara (19)
DF 
A- 
Solid first half. Great on the counterattack.
Rose LaVelle (11)
MF 
A budding star for the USA!
Samantha Mewis (5)
MF 
Tobin Heath (17)
MF 
B+ 
Played up top and probably the best overall forward for the USA today.