England vs USA: Player ratings

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29th, May 2008

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David James A spectator for most of the match. Made one save of note, keeping out a weak Freddy Adu shot. 7
Wes Brown Usually appears less confident for England than his club, and this was no exception. Fine at the back, less so going forward. 5
Rio Ferdinand Perfectly assured, never looked in trouble. 8
John Terry If Terry can take this form into the World Cup qualifiers, then England will concede few goals. The grieving Chelsea captain did little wrong; his fine headed goal will go some way to easing the pain of that missed penalty. 8
Ashley Cole Energetic, dynamic, disciplined – much more like the Cole of old. 7


David Beckham Set-up the opening goal, but I’d love to see a new England that doesn’t always look to his deadly boot. Beck’s presence dictates and restricts the way England play. 6
Owen Hargreaves Destructive and constructive in equal measure, he was the game’s most conspicuous player, and must now be a first-choice in Capello’s midfield. 8
Frank Lampard Gave a sloppy, lacklustre performance, which should finally put an end to his days as an automatic first-choice for his country. As Chris Waddle pointed out on Radio Five Live, Steven Gerrard lacks confidence to roam when Lampard is alongside him Stevie G just doesn’t trust Lampard to do his duties. 5
Steven Gerrard On this evidence, the Gerrard or Lampard debate is a farce: of course Gerrard is the more valuable player. Linked up brilliantly with Gareth Barry for the second goal, and generally seemed

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