United States 2, Korea Republic 0: Player Ratings

The United States finished off their January camp with a 2-0 victory over Korea Republic in Los Angeles. Chris Wondolowski scored both goals showing the poaching instincts he has at the MLS level. The US defense had some scary moments including an early corner kick that looked very close to crossing the line before Nick Rimando saved it. Here are may ratings for the game.

Player Ratings:
Nick Rimando–6.5
He actually had to make a number of saves including an early chance off a corner kick and some well struck long shots.

Brad Evans–4.5
He had a bad giveaway in the first half and was generally subdued in attack. He looks serviceable if needed, but it should not take much take his right back spot.

Omar Gonzalez–6
He made a lot of timely clearances and dealt with the set pieces that Korea tried to put into the box.

Matt Besler–5.5
He had a loose pass in the first half, but defended well when he needed to intervene.

Michael Parkhurst–5.5
It was an effective performance. His versatility to play anywhere on the backline makes him an intriguing option as a squad player at the World Cup.

Graham Zusi–8
It was a solid game, he was instrumental in both goals and did well defensively. Player of the game for me.

Kyle Beckerman–6
He was steady as usual. There were some passages of play where he and Diskerud were left scrambling, but a solid performance.

Mix Diskerud–5.5
He was solid and has shown better consistency of late. It would have been nice to see him a little more involved in the attack.

Brad Davis–5
He made a good far post run to setup the first goal and had some solid moments. He was loose with the ball in the second half leading to a few chances.

Landon Donovan–6
He made smart passes and good runs and involved in the setup for the second goal, but faded as the game wore on.

Chris Wondolowski–8
By far his best performance for the US. He took his chances and came close to setting up Donovan for a tap-in. Probably still on the outside looking in, but has himself at least in the conversation.

Substitutes:
Eddie Johnson–5
He had solid hold-up play but never got free behind the defense for any clear chances.

Clarence Goodson–5
He did well helping out with set pieces and was calm defending in the back.

Benny Feilhaber–5
He distributed the ball well trying to get it out to the wings.

DeAndre Yedlin–5
He did not have to during his time, but for a debuting defender that is probably good.

Luis Gil–5
He showed good skill on the ball in tight spaces.

Eric Alexander–NR

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