USA player ratings v Brazil: Guzan the lone bright spot, as likes of Yedlin are outclassed

Jurgen Klinsmann

Tuesday night's friendly clash saw Jurgen Klinsmann's men thrashed 4-1 by the visitors in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Brad Guzan 6.5/10 – The kind of performance that he’s produced for Aston Villa on a fair few occasions in the past; pulled off some impressive saves while his defence let him down time and time again.

Geoff Cameron 4/10 – Gave away Neymar’s 51st-minute penalty and was constantly caught out of position at right-back. How wise was it for Klinsmann to start him there in the first place, though?

Michael Orozco 3/10 – Rarely looked comfortable while being pulled all over the place by Brazil’s high-powered attack. Hard to understand how he can still be one of the USA’s top defensive options in the mind of Klinsmann.

Ventura Alvarado 4/10 – His time may well come eventually but he’s simply not ready to start at the international level at this point.

Tim Ream 5/10 – Faced a barrage of attacks throughout and, considering the strength of the opposition, did about as well as could have been expected with his limited pace. Could have learnt much more had he been at centre-back.

Jermaine Jones 4/10 – Still isn’t 100 per cent fit and it showed, as Brazil managed to run rings around him in the centre of the park. Gave Klinsmann a piece of his mind too after being replaced with 18 minutes left.

Alejandro Bedoya 3/10 – Subbed just 37 minutes into the games after being given the run-around in an unfamiliar defensive midfield role. The fault was all Klinsmann’s, though, for putting him in a position where he never had a chance of succeeding.

DeAndre Yedlin 4/10 – Sure, he’s fast, but atrocious defensive awareness and careless decision-making is not going to help him get more Premier League minutes at Sunderland.

Michael Bradley 5/10 – An incredibly uncharacteristic display from the skipper, who seemed to be stuck in second gear for his 79-minute spell.

Gyasi Zardes 4/10 – Played full of confidence against Peru but looked entirely bereft of it on this occasion.

Jozy Altidore 5/10 – Tried his best but was just far too isolated up top on his own.

SUBSTITUTES

Danny Williams (Bedoya 37) 5/10 – Failed to provide the defensive support needed but did grab the late consolation goal with a thunderous long-range strike.

Bobby Wood (Zardes 46) 4/10 – A virtual spectator after replacing Zardes at the break.

Jordan Morris (Altidore 57) 5.5/10 – Looked willing and eager but couldn’t stand out in tough circumstances.

Jonathan Spector (Cameron 72) 6/10 – Fared somewhat better than Cameron but the game was done and dusted at that stage.

Mix Diskerud (Jones 72) 4/10 – His contributions included a couple of poor turnovers and squandered chance that looked easier to score.

Aron Johannsson (Bradley 79) N/A – Not afforded a real chance to make an impact, despite a promising cameo against Peru.

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