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U.S. puts up brave fight to advance

Updated: June 23, 2010, 2:47 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

As they have throughout this tournament, the Americans put up a brave fight. This time they delivered a victory, with their 1-0 win putting them through to the knockout stage. Here's how each individual U.S. player performed.

The Grades

Player ratings: (1-10; 10 = best)

United States

Tim Howard, goalkeeper, 6.5 -- He wasn't asked to do much, but did well to parry a shot from Karim Matmour in the 38th minute. He was solid with his distribution, and it ...

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