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USA vs. Panama, 2019 friendly: SSFC Man of the Match

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First cap, first goal, first Man of the Match award!

Panama v United States Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The United States Men’s National Team opened up 2019 with a 3-0 victory over Panama Sunday evening in Glendale, Arizona. In the first of two matches during this January Camp, the USMNT gave Gregg Berhalter his first victory as USMNT head coach. The team looked together and executed their gameplan, and there were quite a few memorable performances.

In the end, the SSFC community thought one guy had a performance that stood out above the rest. That player was Djordje Mihailovic, the 20-year-old midfielder from the Chicago Fire who was celebrating his first call up and cap for the senior national team. He marked that debut with his first international goal in the 40th minute that gave the USMNT a lead they would never relinquish. For that, he was voted the Stars & Stripes FC Man of the Match.

The rest of the player rating averages:

Zack Steffen - 7.028

Walker Zimmerman - 7.209

Aaron Long - 6.391

Daniel Lovitz - 5.532

Michael Bradley - 6.511

Corey Baird - 6.285

Nick Lima - 7.362

Cristian Roldan - 6.466

Jeremy Ebobisse - 5.685

Gyasi Zardes - 4.939

Djordje Mihailovic - 7.631

Sebastian Lletget - 6.169

Jonathan Lewis - 6.546

Sean Johnson - 5.868

Paul Arriola - 5.475

Christian Ramirez - 6.682

Wil Trapp - 5.332

Did the community get it right? Was Mihailovic your Man of the Match? Hit the comments and let us know.