Player Ratings: United States 6, St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1

It wasn’t a great start for the US as they conceded an early goal in the 4th minute when a simple ball fell to Oalex Anderson who was allowed to walk into the box with the ball and slotted the ball past Brad Guzan. The US responded in the 10th minute when DeAndre Yedlin got to the endline and cut back the ball to Bobby Wood who placed a header nicely to the far post. The US took the lead on a free kick when Fabian Johnson had his kick deflected leaving the goalkeeper helpless to stop the ball. The US quickly doubled their lead when Jermaine Jones flicked on a corner that Jozy Altidore headed in. It was nearly a carbon copy for the fourth goal when Geoff Cameron finished off a flicked on header from Wood. Gyasi Zardes added the fifth when Altidore slotted him into the box where he slid his shot under the goalie. The last goal came from Altidore who held the ball up well turned a fired a shot that was again deflected into the corner.

Here are my player ratings.

Brad Guzan–6
He couldn’t do anything on the goal but was otherwise not involved.

DeAndre Yedlin–6
He was lackadaisical on the goal but otherwise he did very well

Geoff Cameron–6.5
He was not challenged defensively, but did well placing his header for the goal.

Matt Besler–6
He had two headed chances that were close, but otherwise had a quiet defensive game.

Tim Ream–6
He wasn’t challenged defensively, but was solid although he didn’t really do much going forward despite the domination in possession.

Gyasi Zardes–6.5
He did well combining in attack in the second half and he had a nice finish.

Michael Bradley–6
It was a quiet game for him, but he didn’t need to do much in the game.

Jermaine Jones–6
Similar to Bradley in that he did what was needed, but nothing particularly flashy.

Fabian Johnson–7.5
His free kicks were superb and it was clear he adds dynamism to the midfield. Seeing his impact there makes finding suitable fullbacks all the more important.

Bobby Wood–7
His finish was superb and he was dynamic leading the line. He also got an assist on Cameron’s goal.

Jozy Altidore–7
It was good for him to score two goals and his hold-up play was solid.

Substitutes:
Darlington Nagbe–5.5
He seemed a bit cautious but showed some flashes when he was able to find some space.

Matt Miazga–5.5
He didn’t do anything badly, but he wasn’t even challenged defensively.

Jordan Morris–5.5
He had some moments and was close to getting in on goal, but otherwise was busy but not much to go on for a rating.

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