Ghana player ratings vs USA - Former Chelsea man disappoints

Ghana lost their crucial World Cup opener to USA last night as the Black Stars failed to shine as well as they did in South Africa. Here are the ratings...

Adam Kwarasey 5 - The goalkeeper looked nervous when tested and didn't get near John Brooks winning header which was fired straight down his throat. 

Daniel Opare 6 - Offered plenty of support down the right side but his final delivery was not good enough and he could have been more assured defensively.

John Boye 6 - Was relatively quiet as the Ghana defence looked comfortable for much of the game but didn't defend Dempsey's early goal with any conviction.

John Mensah 6 - As with Boye, didn't have too much work to do but when called upon failed to look comfortable. A vulnerable defensive partnership for upcoming games against Germany and Portugal.

Kwadwo Asamoah 7 - One of the better performers for Ghana. Looked comfortable at the back and was a real threat going forward, and started the move that led to the goal.

Mohammed Rabiu 6 - Didn't do much wrong but could have influenced the game more from the middle of the park before being substituted.

Sulley Muntari 7 - Covered plenty of ground and made more tackles than anyone on the pitch, though made the wrong decision on a few occassions.

Andre Ayew 7 - Provided a spark from midfield and tried to create opportunities. Took his goal well with the outside of the boot after some good link-up play with Asamoah Gyan.

Jordan Ayew 6 - Didn't make enough of an impact on the game and was taken off just before the hour mark.

Christian Atsu 7 - A bright spark but went for goal more often than not when he had teammates in space. Excellent until the final third of the pitch.

Asamoah Gyan 7 - Didn't lead the line as effectively as he did four years ago but made the goal and fired more shots than anyone else.


Kevin-Prince Boateng 7 - Made an instant impact and it's a surprise he didn't start the game. Ghana looked much more threatening following his arrival to the action.

Michael Essien 5 - The former Chelsea man struggled when he came on and didn't offer his side anything in attack, whilst failing to perform well enough defensively. Not good enough from the 31-year-old.

Albert Adomah 5 - Brought on to offer Ghana a spark in attack but only had a handful of touches and couldn't get into the game.

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