USA player ratings v Colombia: John Brooks emerges with credit, Michael Bradley struggles

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Colombia at USA

First-half goals from Cristian Zapata and James Rodriguez saw Jurgen Klinsmann's side fall to a 2-0 defeat in the opening game of the Copa America Centenario.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Colombia at USA

Brad Guzan 6.5/10 – The Aston Villa keeper had no chance on either goal and made five saves on the night to keep the scoreline from looking worse.

DeAndre Yedlin 6/10 – Gave away the penalty that made it 2-0 and barely troubled Colombia going forward. Did make one great block in the second half to stop Carlos Bacca from scoring, though, and had some other encouraging defensive moments.

Geoff Cameron 6/10 – The Stoke City man coped relatively well with anything Colombia threw at him, but his performance will be remembered for losing Cristian Zapata on the defender’s eighth-minute opener.

John Brooks 7/10 – Arguably the USA’s best player on the night. Kept Bacca mostly quiet and broke up several Colombia attacks with some vital interventions.

Fabian Johnson 6/10 – Did well to limit Juan Cuadrado’s influence but made no real impact going forward.

Michael Bradley 4/10 – Overrun in midfield and committed several poor turnovers. One of his worst performances in a US shirt for some time.

Alejandro Bedoya 5/10 – Largely anonymous for the majority of the match, constantly getting pulled wide and leaving the middle of the pitch free for Colombia to control.

Jermaine Jones 4.5/10 – Looked lost and off the pace before being pulled with 24 minutes remaining.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Colombia at USA

Gyasi Zardes 5/10 – Created almost nothing from the wing, making his most notable contributions on the defensive side of the ball.

Clint Dempsey 6.5/10 – The former Tottenham Hotspur forward was far too isolated up top and often found himself having to drop deep as a result. At the same time, though, he still served as the USA's most dangerous attacker and came close to finding an equaliser 10 minutes before the break with a long-range effort that just glanced the post.

Bobby Wood 5.5/10 – Worked hard but was unable to pose much of a threat when pushed out wide.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Colombia at USA


Christian Pulisic (Wood 66) 6/10 – The 17-year-old playmaker couldn’t find any space to exploit with Colombia shutting up shop for the closing stages.

Darlington Nagbe (Jermaine Jones 66) 6/10 – Had the same problem as Pulisic.

Graham Zusi (Bedoya 86) N/A – Did nothing of note during his late cameo.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Colombia at USA

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