USA player ratings v Honduras: Bedoya shines, Altidore shows promising signs

Jozy Altidore

The US national team were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with Honduras in Boca Raton, Florida, with Jozy Altidore’s 10th-minute opener cancelled out by a late Maynor Figueroa header.

Nick Rimando 5/10 – went the full 90 minutes but was fortunate not to be punished after a 19th-minute howler that handed a free shot to the opposition, before making an error on the free-kick which lead to the equaliser.

Timmy Chandler 4/10 – A second consecutive poor performance from the German-born full-back, as he looked lost on the right flank for most of the match.

Jermaine Jones 6.5/10 – Experimented with at centre-back, the veteran was getting the job done on the night until being beaten to the ball as Figueroa headed in the late equaliser. That aside, it was a solid performance.

Matt Besler 7/10 – A solid outing as usual from the man who remains the national team’s most reliable centre-back, despite his post-World Cup struggles at the club level.

Greg Garza 7/10 – Making only his second start in three appearances, the 23-year-old looked like he could have cemented a long-term place in the setup going forward.

Mix Diskerud 6.5/10 – Another member of the line-up thrust into an unfamiliar role, the usual number 10 was positioned at the base of the midfield diamond on the night and didn’t in fact look too out of place, even winning possession for Altidore’s opener. His carless tackle did concede the free-kick which led to the equaliser, though.

Alejandro Bedoya 7.5/10 –Stood out as the side’s most energetic performer with an all-action midfield outing and, after looking in danger of falling out of the picture following a poor World Cup, now seems to be pushing for a regular starting spot.

Graham Zusi 5/10 – While his work rate was commendable, as to be expected, the creative instincts which are on show week-in-week-out in MLS once again went missing in a US shirt.

Michael Bradley 6/10 – Got the assist for Altidore’s opener and looked comfortable enough filling in behind two forwards. In an ideal world, though, would have swapped places with Diskerud.

Clint Dempsey 6/10 – Had a few dangerous shots but wasn’t quite threatening enough during his 63 minutes on the pitch.

Jozy Altidore 6.5/10 – Started bright, giving the Honduras defence all kinds of trouble in the first 10 minutes before grabbing the opener, but seemed to drift out of match towards the closing stages.

SUBSTITUTES

Tim Ream 6/10 – Took Besler’s place next to Jones for the last half-hour and did a decent enough job, coming up with a couple of important challenges.

Bobby Wood 5.5/10 – Replacing Dempsey for the final 27 minutes, it was a better display than last week’s horror show but still unconvincing.

DeAndre Yedlin 5.5/10 – Came into the midfield for Zusi on 64 minutes but wasn’t his usual influential self, almost gifting Honduras a goal with a poor defensive header.

Alfredo Morales N/A – Couldn’t really do much after coming on for Bradley into a disjointed midfielder for the last 15 minutes.

Joe Corona 4.5/10 – Wasted a free-kick which promised a final scoring change and looked out of his depth during his 12 minutes of action.

Miguel Ibarra N/A – Made history when he became the first modern era NASL player to appear for the US after coming on the final minutes, but fans wanted to see him given more of a chance.

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