Player Ratings: United States 0, Trinidad & Tobago 0

It was a solid, if somewhat unimpressive result, for the US as they obtained a point on the road in World Cup qualifying. The first half was uneventful with very few chances ending up with shots on target. The second half saw the US improve generating a header for Gyasi Zardes that he put onto the cross bar. Jermaine Jones also came close with a shot that was saved onto the cross bar. Overall, the US played better in the second half, but never created many clear cut chances other than the one for Zardes.

Here are my player ratings.

Tim Howard–6.5
He had very few chances, but he never seemed troubled.

Michael Orozco Fiscal–5
He was solid in defense although added little in attack. He didn’t hurt his stock, but didn’t lock the spot for him.

Geoff Cameron–6
He did well defensively dealing with Kenwyne Jones. He also served in a great cross that led to a half-chance.

Matt Besler–6
His partnership with Cameron seems to be growing, but they were hardly tested.

Tim Ream–5.5
He did fairly well defensively, but he had some difficult moments dealing with Joevin Jones.

DeAndre Yedlin–5
He wasn’t bad by any means, but he didn’t generate much in attack. It would be interesting to see some others get a chance to play there in the January camp.

Michael Bradley–5.5
He wasn’t as influential as he usually is and he had a number of first half breaks where he made inaccurate passes.

Jermaine Jones–6
He snuffed out what few attacks came through and had a great chance that hit the crossbar.

Fabian Johnson–6
He movement and passing in attack was a bit subdued. He did well filling in at left back in the last half hour.

Gyasi Zardes–5
He missed such a great chance early in the second half, but his play picked up in the second half as he did well linking up with the midfield.

Jozy Altidore–5.5
His cross to Zardes was perfect, and he had some nifty touches, but it would be nice to see him being a more consistent menace.

Darlington Nagbe–5
He had some good tracking back moments, but given he was brought on to improve the attack, it was a bit underwhelming.

Bobby Wood–5
He did not get a chance, but certainly did nothing to hurt the team.

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