Player ratings from USA’s epic win over Ghana in Natal.
Tim Howard 7
Stamped his authority on the game by claiming Ghana’s crosses and making a few good saves. Will be disappointed to have conceded at his near post, though.
Fabian Johnson 6.5
Made a number of good runs down the wing, but wasn’t as involved as he would have liked to have been.
Geoff Cameron 7.5
A rock in the American defence, Cameron made a couple of goal-saving tackles. Superb.
Matt Besler 6
Was solid in defence next to Cameron, but was substituted at the break with a suspected hamstring injury.
DaMarcus Beasley 6
Worked hard, but found it difficult to contain Christian Atsu.
Kyle Beckerman 6.5
Made a few timely defensive tackles and was adept on the ball.
Jermaine Jones 7
Was absolutely everywhere for the USA and set up Dempsey’s opening goal.
Clint Dempsey 6.5
Scored in the opening minute with an excellent finish, but after being kicked in the face and possibly struggling with a broken nose he went quiet.
Michael Bradley 6
Played a bit deeper than he would have liked, but was good in possession and worked extremely hard in the midfield.
Alejandro Bedoya 6
Decent game for Bedoya, who is essentially Landon Donovan’s replacement. Worked hard without having a major effect on the match.
Jozy Altidore 5
Left the pitch after just 20 minutes after suffering what looked like a tournament-ending hamstring injury.
Aron Johannson 5
Replaced Altidore, but failed to have an impact.
John Brooks 7
Looked confident both on and off the ball and scored the winner with a well-taken header.
Graham Zusi N/A