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U.S. – Spain: Composite Player Ratings

We’re still missing Ives, but we’ll move on without him.  The player ratings issued by ESPN, Goal.com, and Greg Seltzer of Soccer365 as listed in order from lowest to highest.

GK – Howard: 8.3 (8.0, 8.0, 9.0)

D – Spector: 7.0 (7.0, 7.0, 7.0)

D – Onyewu: 8.3 (8.0, 8.0, 9.0)

D – DeMerit: 8.0 (7.0, 8.0, 9.0)

D – Bocanegra: 6.3 (5.5, 6.0, 7.5)

D – Bornstein: 6.3 (6.0, 6.5)

M – Dempsey: 7.7 (7.0, 8.0, 8.0)

M – Bradley: 6.5 (6.0, 6.0, 7.5)

M – Donovan: 7.7 (7.0, 8.0, 8.0)

M – Feilhaber (sub): 6.8 (6.5, 7.0, 7.0)

F – Altidore: 7.3 (7.0, 7.5, 7.5)

F – Davies: 6.2 (5.5, 6.0, 7.0)

F – Casey (sub): 5.7 (5.0, 5.5, 6.5)

While many players received tournament-high ratings (including the first 9.0s of the tournament… Howard, Onyewu, and DeMerit), others did not exceed their group-round performances.  Among the latter, Spector (high rating 8.0); Bornstein (high rating 7.0), Donovan (high rating 8.5), Bradley (high rating 8.0), Clark (high rating 7.5), Davies (high rating 8.0).

The experts were most in disagreement about Jay DeMerit’s performance — recognizing it as above average but disagreeing how much so (a 2.0 variation between low and high scores).  Jonathan Spector is the first player to receive the same ranking from all the raters (7.0).

If there were one rating we’d disagree on, it’s Charlie Davies in relation to Conor Casey.  Davies looked dangerous early and pressured the Brazil defense.  Casey came on late (when we were holding our lead, not trying to establish it), didn’t hold the ball particularly well, and couldn’t hook up on the few passes he attempted.  But one expert gave both the same score and another ranked Davies only 0.5 higher than Casey.  Davies made an impression on the match that Casey could not.  And for that reason, we think Davies deserves to be rated at least a full point over Casey.

As always, these ratings are taken from ESPN, Goal.com, and Soccer365.  We strongly encourage you to check out the full articles to find out which experts gave which rankings and to read their justifications for doing so.  You can find links to all of these articles at our prior post on the semifinal ratings.

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