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Sport Tokyo Olympics USWNT player ratings: Rose Lavelle shines, Christen Press dominates off the bench in blowout

22:37  24 july  2021
22:37  24 july  2021 Source:   cbssports.com

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The United States women's national team defeated New Zealand 6-1 in the teams' second match  at the Tokyo Olympics. It is the first win for the USWNT in the Olympics with one more group game remaining against Australia. Let's take a look at some player and coach ratings from the game. Ratings are based on 1-10 scale with a 1 representing an early red card send off and a 10 is a hat-trick level type of game.

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USWNT Player Ratings

Name MinutesHow did they do? Rating

(GK) Alyssa Naeher

90

She was faced with different challenges against New Zealand than Sweden, and kept things scoreless in the first half turning away a couple of counterattacks. The one goal conceded wasn't her fault after a bad defensive giveaway. Overall solid performance.

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7

(DEF) Emily Sonnett

90

Got the start out on the right flank in place of Kelley O'Hara and attempted to get involved in the attack but mostly was more defensive minded. She needed the full 90 minutes to get going into the match and had better second half vs the first and led the team in interceptions.

6

(DEF)  Abby Dahlkemper

90

Connected better when playing out of the back with her teammates than against Sweden but still had questionable positioning in her second consecutive start. Had a difficult time when faced with a rare moment of pressure from New Zealand where she made a poor clearance and defensive recovery that led to New Zealand's goal.

5

(DEF)  Tierna Davidson

90

Solid game in her Olympic debut. Slotted along the backline at center back for Becky Sauerbrunn. Led all defenders in passes with 78 and accuracy with 88% and had five total five with two interceptions.

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7

(DEF)  Crystal Dunn

84

Better outing out wide as she had more support on the left side from her backline and the midfield. Combined well with Ertz and got involved in the attack when getting more inverted during build ups and coming into midfield.

7

(MID) Lindsey Horan

84

⚽ 45' Looked far more comfortable playing higher rather than at the base of midfield where she started against Sweden. Score on a header just ahead of halftime and connected well with the midfield and top line.

7

(MID)  Julie Ertz

90

Played a full 90 with the team for the first time since April and was a key figure in the midfield and on the pitch. Was a central cog connecting the backline and frontlines during the match. Had the assist on goals from Horan and Press.

8

(MID)  Rose Lavelle

68

⚽ 9' Helped the team immediately establish tempo from the first whistle, and was active on the pitch in both attacking and marking defensively. Scored the opening goal of the tie in the 9th minute of the match.

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8

(FWD) Tobin Heath

90

Second consecutive Olympic start for the winger. Had the assist on the opening goal to Lavelle and connected well with teammates in the attack and was the only forward to play the full 90 for the team.

7

(FWD) Carli Lloyd

74

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6.5

(FWD) Megan Rapinoe

68

Got the start up top with Lloyd and Heath and did well to find space early and tried to create her own shot. Got the first attempt in front of goal for the team and earned some corners down the flank. Delivered the corner that ultimately led to Horan's goal.

6.5

SubstitutesReplacedHow did they do?Rating

(SUB 1) Sam Mewis

Rose Lavelle

Kept the tempo going in the midfield as she had good movement off the ball and was able to play deeper when needed.

7

(SUB 2) Christen Press

Megan Rapinoe

⚽ 80' Huge impact for the team off the bench, made her presence felt in the final third immediately as she both set up teammates , picking up an assist and also scoring a goal of her own.

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7.5

(SUB 3) Alex Morgan

Carli Lloyd

⚽ 88' Came off the bench in place of Lloyd and scored a goal in a limited window of time. Can't really complain about that.

6.5

(SUB 4) Catarina Macario Lindsey HoranNot enough time to make an impact, but earned first Olympic appearance. N/A
(SUB 5) Casey Kreuger Crystal  DunnNot enough time to make an impact, but earned first Olympic appearance. N/A
ManagerSubs usedHow did the manager do?Rating

Vlatko Andonovski

5

Made multiple rotations to his initial starting lineup, expanded his roster to include more players, and continued to make adjustments throughout the game. The team appeared to respond well to his coaching and after unexpectedly ending up in a must win scenario and they delivered

7

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