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USA 2737 8 USWNT 1-0 North Korea - Player Ratings 31236443 Theatre of dreams Theatre+of+dreams USA

It wasn’t pretty, and wound up being much tougher that some might have expected, but the US women’s national team left Old Trafford on Tuesday with three vital points and a perfect 3-0 record in Olympic group stage play for the first time in team history.

 

What the USA will not want to remember the scenes of a team hitting a collective wall, as the grind of a tight schedule eventually caught up with Pia Sundhage’s side. What Sundhage and her squad will want to remember is how well they defended, and how well they were able to combine passes in a couple of key moments in the match.

 

The North Koreans did their best to defend well and pressure the midfield and spring runners on the counter, but ultimately it was the USA defense that turned in its best showing of the tournament on a day when the attack didn’t have its best game.

 

Who were the standouts on Tuesday for the USA? Here is a look at how all the team’s starters fared against North Korea:
 

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USA 2737 8 USWNT 1-0 North Korea - Player Ratings 31236438 Lauren Cheney, midfielder Lauren+Cheney%2C+midfielder USA

Whether it was the plan of the North Korean coaches to have players take her out, Cheney seemed to be the target of a decent amount of hard challenges. That, coupled with the fatigue or starting three straight games eventually wore her down, but Cheney did play a key role in the game-winning goal, providing the final pass to Alex Morgan before Morgan found Wambach. Rating 5.5.

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