Vietnam keeper rated third best player in World Cup game with US

By Trung Thu   July 22, 2023 | 04:30 am PT
Sports app Sofascore gave Vietnamese keeper 8 points out of 10 in her debuting Women's World Cup game against the U.S. on Saturday, only less than two U.S. players.
Thủ môn Trần Thị Kim Thanh được chấm điểm cao nhất bên phía Việt Nam trong trận gặp Mỹ. Ảnh: Đức Đồng

Keeper Tran Thi Kim Thanh in Vietnam's opening game at the 2023 Women's World Cup against the U.S. in Eden Park, New Zealand, July 22, 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Duc Dong

The best rated player of game was Sophia Smith, who received 9.5 points for scoring a brace to earn the U.S.'s 3-0 victory. Lindsey Horan, who scored the third goal, was rated 8.6.

Thanh was the main reason the U.S. could not have a bigger victory. They had seven on targets and Thanh blocked five of them.

Her most impressive save was against the penalty shot by Alex Morgan in the 44th minute, ending the U.S.'s 20 years of successful penalties.

Sofascore gave the U.S. an average score of 7.34 and Vietnam 6.34. Hoang Thi Loan was rated worst, with 5.7 points, for fouling Trinity Rodman and helping the U.S. earn the penalty. Morgan was rated worst in the U.S. side, with 6.4 points.

Chấm điểm cầu thủ trận Việt Nam 0-3 Mỹ. Ảnh: Sofa Score

Assessments of Vietnam and U.S. players from their Women's World Cup group stage game on July 22, 2023. Graphics by Sofascore

The U.S. were controlling possession during the game, having 28 shots, while their keeper Alyssa Naeher did not have to deal with any shots from Vietnam.

Coach Mai Duc Chung said he was satisfied with the result as his players have played with strong spirits and fulfilled their main mission of limiting goals conceded.

Vietnam play Portugal next on July 27, when the U.S. play the Netherlands.

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