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by Paul Kennedy, July 3rd, 2011 3:49AM
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[USA-COLOMBIA REPORT CARD] Megan Rapinoe, who scored shortly after coming on after the break, was outstanding for the USA in its 3-0 win over Colombia. Soccer America's Paul Kennedy grades the U.S. players ...

Starters
Rating Player (Club) GP/G
5 Hope Solo (magicJack) 96/-
Rarely touched the ball in the first half. Had some work early in the second half but Colombian shots looked to be going wide.

5 Ali Krieger (FFC Frankfurt/GER) 19/0
Active on the right side but could have done more with her crosses.

5 Christie Rampone (Philadelphia Independence) 236/4
Combined with Buehler to play Colombians offside seven times.

5 Rachel Buehler (Boston Breakers) 60/2
Had little to do little against Colombian attackers.

4 Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers) 50/0
Two-time WPS Defender of the Year still doesn't look all that comfortable at the left back.

6 Lauren Cheney (Boston Breakers) 43/14
Fired rocket that Colombian goalie Sandra Sepulveda saved in the first half.  Set up Rapinoe for second goal. Again worked hard on left side.

6 Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence) 24/0
Replaced veteran Shannon Boxx to give Americans a more attacking presence in midfield. Set up several chances wasted early in the game.

5 Carli Lloyd (Atlanta Beat) 110/28
Scored on a shot Sepulveda should have saved. Played as the sole holding midfielder with Boxx on the bench.

6 Heather O’Reilly (Sky Blue FC) 144/30
Punished Colombian mistake, scoring on a first-time shot from outside the area in the 12th minute. Almost scored from 40 yards out with goalie out of position five minutes later.

3 Abby Wambach (magicJack) 158/118

Renowned for her prowess in the air but missed two headers badly in the first half. Wide open in the 59th minute but chose to lay the ball off. Later hit the post. Spent too much time trying to use her physical strength to dominate Colombians.

4 Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence) 66/17
Missed three chances from close range in first nine minutes and came off at the half.

Substitutes
7 Megan Rapinoe (Philadelphia Independence) 32/11
Had goal ruled out in opener against North Korea but didn't miss this time. Followed up throw-in to Cheney and slid into the middle to slot home goal after taking return pass. Almost beat Sepulveda later in the game and then hit crossbar after teaming up with Cheney.

5 Stephanie Cox (Boston Breakers) 76/0
Came on for LePeilbet at her natural left back position and immediately assisted on Lloyd's goal. Set up Wambach with good chance.

4 Tobin Heath (Sky Blue FC) 28/2
Didn't do much after coming on for O'Reilly in the second half.

(1-low; 5=average; 10=high.)



0 comments
  1. Ernest Irelan
    commented on: July 3, 2011 at 8:40 a.m.
    I liked SOLO a bit more, gave her a 6 in that she committed no errors, managed defenders well...the rest, think dead on ...agree with their ratings...
  1. Carl Hudson
    commented on: July 3, 2011 at 10:09 a.m.
    Kennedy is a moron. Rampone merits a 9. She made no errors and her speed stopped at least a dozen Colombia breakaways.
  1. Bill Anderson
    commented on: July 3, 2011 at 1:15 p.m.
    Kennedy thank you for being honest about the poor play of Wambach. I don't believe in "building confidence" for seasoned veterans. If Wambach is not getting it done, she needs "shocked into realization" on the bench.
  1. Bernie Lenhoff
    commented on: July 3, 2011 at 1:53 p.m.
    I'd rate Lauren Cheney higher. Looks to me the most creative and technical player for USA at the moment, and her excellent assist as much responsible for Rapinoe's goal as the excellent finish.
  1. James Madison
    commented on: July 3, 2011 at 10:48 p.m.
    Yeah, as in I cannot disagree. And Rapinoe did her share of defending as well. Overall, however, despite Pia Sundhage's declared intent to play more like Barcelona, as a team the women pass inaccurately and rely too much on the home run ball to Wambach as a target player. Wambach has slowed almost to a crawl. What is the matter with her?
  1. David Huff
    commented on: July 5, 2011 at 1:24 p.m.
    I like Coach Pia's approach, she is limited by what she has on her hands in terms of technical skills, hopefully that will change over time.

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