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Netherlands-Uruguay Player Ratings
by Paul Kennedy, July 6th, 2010 5:34PM
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[REPORT CARD] Soccer America's Paul Kennedy grades the players after the Netherlands' 3-2 win over Uruguay in the World Cup semifinals on Wednesday.

The Dutch front four of Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie, Dirk Kuyt and Wesley Sneijder was just too much for Uruguay in the last 20 minutes. Giovanni van Bronckhorst, the Oranje's oldest player at 35, scored with a blast from almost 30 yards.

Netherlands
STARTERS:
RATING/PLAYER (CLUB) GP-G
5 Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax) 33-0
4 Khalid Boulahrouz (VfB Stuttgart) 31-0
5 John Heitinga (Everton) 60-6
4 Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg) 61-3
7 Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord) 105-6
4 Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich) 62-10
4 Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax) 27-0
6 Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool) 69-16
7 Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) 51-15
7 Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan) 67-19
6 Robin van Persie (Arsenal) 50-19
SUBS:
6 Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid) 82-16
NR Eljero Elia (Hamburg) 14-2

Uruguay
STARTERS:
RATING/PLAYER (CLUB) GP-G

5 Fernando Muslera (Lazio) 12-0
6 Martin Caceres (Juventus) 20-0
5 Mauricio Victorino (Univ. de Chile) 9-0
4 Diego Godin (Villarreal) 42-3
6 Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica) 43-1
5 Alvaro Pereira (Porto) 20-3
5 Diego Perez (Monaco) 56-0
5 Walter Gargano (Napoli) 30-0
5 Egidio Arevalo (Penarol) 12-0
6 Edinson Cavani (Palermo) 19-2
6 Diego Forlan (Atletico Madrid) 68-28
SUBS:
NR Sebastian Abreu (Botafogo) 59-26
NR Sebastian Fernandez (Banfield) 8-0

(Ratings: 1=terrible; 5=average; 10=brilliant.)
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Agree with our ratings? Disagree? Let us know in the comments below.



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  1. ruben de cuba
    commented on: July 7, 2010 at 5:30 a.m.
    This is ridiculous. First of all, Forlan did great. Nice freekicks, good possesion of the ball and he made Heitinga and Mathijsen confused. Second of all Mathijsen did great. He knew how to stop Cavani the whole game. Van bommel was great too. He was a good controling midfielder didn't lose possesion that much, and was hard working and a great leader on the pitch.. I'm asking myself if you, Paul Kennedy, watched the game?!! And last of all, Van der Vaart did great. If you've watched the game you would have seen that when HE was brought in, Holland started playing much better. And he didn't even play on his favorite position!! so, Paul, did you watch the game at all?!!
  1. Kerry Ogden
    commented on: July 7, 2010 at 1:54 p.m.
    Realisticly Uraguay looked the better Team reguardless of the results. The first goal was created off a foul, which should have given Uraguay a free kick, the second goal, if that had been the USA, the goal would have been denied, but because it's the Netherland the goal was given. I hope there will be changes in the way the refing is done after the World Cup!
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: July 8, 2010 at 6:15 p.m.
    These ratings are too subjective...a guy scores a goal and gets at least a 6. Ratings should be standardized to give an overall performance of Outstanding, Excellent, Average or Mediocre...when u compare ratings such as these to MLS ratings of constant turnovers and wasted opportunities, they are meaningless.

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