USA player ratings v Ecuador - Tottenham-bound Yedlin steals the show

USA 2013 Player Lineup

The USMNT were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Ecuador in Landon Donovan’s farewell match, as a late goal from West Ham striker Enner Valencia cancelled out Mix Diskerud’s fifth-minute strike.

Brad Guzan 7/10 – Could perhaps fault him for not doing better on Enner Valencia’s 88th-minute equaliser but was otherwise solid, further enhancing his case to be handed the starting spot for good.

Timmy Chandler 5/10 – Got forward to serve a few dangerous crosses, but proved wasteful in possession and was caught out of position on a couple of occasions.

Michael Orozco 6.5/10 – Kept Valencia quiet for long stretches of the game which is no doubt an encouraging sign.

John Brooks 5/10 – Improved as the game wore on but looked off pace, with the effect of his current club struggles evident.

Greg Garza 6/10 – Solid, if unspectacular, getting forward a few times, but will need to do more to convince that he can be a long-term option at left-back.

DeAndre Yedlin 8.5/10 – Starting on the right-wing, the promising speedster looked like the team’s standout performer, providing the assist for Diskerud’s opener, while proving effective both in attack and defence.

Alejandro Bedoya 6/10 – Didn’t do much wrong in the centre of the pitch, but looked tentative in his positioning, contributing to an overall quiet night. Seems a better wing option for Klinsmann going forward.

Mix Diserkud 8/10 – After his fine opener, the Norwegian-born midfielder put in the kind of performance that will convince people of his credentials to inherit the now vacant number 10 shirt.

Joe Gyau N/A – Showed a few bright bursts on the left-wing before being forced off after just 21 minutes with a sprained knee.

Landon Donovan 7.5/10 – Almost capped his farewell game with a score when Altidore put him clear through on goal, only for his well-placed shot to ding off the post. Was eventually replaced as planned in the first-half to bring the curtain down on an illustrious international career.

Jozy Altidore 6/10 – Another goalless outing for the out-of-favour Sunderland striker, but he did create several significant chances for his teammates as the hold-up man.


Bobby Wood 3/10 – While admittedly forced on earlier than expected after Gyau’s withdrawal, the promising forward proceeded to have a nightmare evening, spurring several opportunities in front of goal, including a golden chance to net the winner in the final minutes.

Joe Corona 5/10 – Saw little of the ball after coming on for Donovan and risks falling out of the picture of he doesn’t start to leave an impression on these kinds of games soon.

Omar Gonzalez 6.5/10 – Entering the match just after the hour for Orozco, the World Cup veteran wasn’t challenged much, apart from a few moments where he did well to contain Valencia’s advances.

Tim Ream 7/10 – Pairing up with Gonzalez after subbing in for Brooks, the Bolton Wanderers regular made a case for a starting spot next week against Honduras with an assured performance at left centre-back.

Alfredo Morales 6/10 – Replacing Bedoya for the final half-hour, it’s hard to recall him having many moments to impress, save a nice cross to Wood a few minutes after entering the match.

Chris Wondolowski N/A –Took Altidore’s place with 15 minutes to go but could do little to influence to match.

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