USA player ratings vs Mexico: Brad Guzan and Geoff Cameron star in defeat

Paul Aguilar's strike deep into extra-time condemned Jurgen Klinsmann's men to a 3-2 loss in their CONCACAF Cup showdown at the Rose Bowl.

Brad Guzan 7.5/10 – Perhaps could have done better on Aguilar’s last-gasp winner but was otherwise crucial to keeping the hosts in the game with some outstanding stops over the course of the 90 minutes and extra-time.

Fabian Johnson 5.5/10 – Was solid enough at the back but couldn’t offer the same kind of impact going forward that US fans have come to expect from him.

Geoff Cameron 8/10 – Undoubtedly the USA’s best player on the night. The Stoke City man spared his teammates’ blushes time and time again with some impressive last-ditch defending and cancelled out Javier Hernandez’s 10th-minute opener with a thumping set-piece header.

Matt Besler 5.5/10 – Beaten badly for Chicharito’s early opener and was very shaky on a few other occasions. Did come up with some big blocks and interceptions at times, though, which bump his rating up.

DaMarcus Beasley 4/10 – Put in a fairly decent first-half shift but increasingly struggled as the match wore on and was given the run around on both of Mexico’s extra-time goals.

Kyle Beckerman 5.5/10 – Did his usual no-nonsense job in front of the back four but offered little going forward.

Jermaine Jones 4.5/10 – The 33-year-old was full of energy but rarely harnessed it into something productive and was burnt on Oribe Peralta’s extra-time strike.

Gyasi Zardes 5/10 – The Galaxy forward showed some nice early flashes out wide but then disappeared until being replaced in the 78th-minute.

Michael Bradley 6/10 – Delivered an exquisite free-kick for Cameron’s goal but lacked his usual sharpness on the ball and committed some poor turnovers. You get the impression that things could have been worse without him marshaling things in the middle, though.

Clint Dempsey 3/10 – Has always stepped up on big occasions in the past but was virtually invisible here, aside from one or two teasing dribbles in the second-half.

Jozy Altidore 5/10 – Worked hard up top but flattered to deceive for the most part. At this stage, the only thing keeping him in the line-up is the USA’s lack of any decent alternatives.


DeAndre Yedlin (Zardes 78) 6.5/10 – Made little impact until extra-time, when he slipped in a gorgeous pass for Wood to equalise. His pace during the closing stages also made life difficult for the opposition defenders.

Bobby Wood (Altidore 98) 7.5/10 – The 22-year-old played the super-sub role again by making it 2-2 in the 108th-minute with a well-taken finish. Looked much more of a threat than Altidore, too.

Brad Evans (Johnson 111) N/A

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