USA player ratings v Costa Rica: Jermaine Jones and John Brooks shine in victory

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Costa Rica at USA

Jurgen Klinsmann's side bounced back from last week's 2-0 loss to Colombia to win their second Copa America Centenario group game 4-0 at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Costa Rica at USA

Brad Guzan 6.5/10 – The Aston Villa keeper didn’t have a lot to do on the night but handled himself when needed.

DeAndre Yedlin 6.5/10 – The Tottenham Hotspur full-back committed a few poor turnovers during the opening stages but improved as the game went on and offered the US a good outlet in attack.

Geoff Cameron 7/10 – The Stoke City man was extremely fortunate to see an early mistake go unpunished but recovered from there to produce a strong defensive performance.

John Brooks 8/10 – Dealt with anything Costa Rica threw at him in tremendously impressive fashion, while also proving calm and composed on the ball. Starting to establish himself as one of the first names on the teamsheet.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Costa Rica at USA

Fabian Johnson 7/10 – Kept Joel Campbell in check for most of the match and had some good moments going forward. Still not quite as influential as hoped, though.

Michael Bradley 7/10 – Quietly solid in his deep-lying role, holding up well defensively and impressing with his range of passing. A big improvement on his horror show against Colombia.

Alejandro Bedoya 6.5/10 – Didn’t do anything spectacular but was positionally disciplined and full of running. Should have been more selfish on a great chance in the 74th-minute, though, instead of opting to centre the ball.

Jermaine Jones 8.5/10 – Full of energy in a dominant two-way display. Put the US 2-0 up in the 37th-minute with a well-taken finish and won five tackles over the course of the match.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Costa Rica at USA

Gyasi Zardes 6/10 – The Galaxy attacker got involved in some good link-up play and did a lot of work on the defensive side of the ball. On the flipside, though, his performance was once again littered with poor touches and bad decisions.

Bobby Wood 7/10 – Won the penalty that Dempsey converted to give the hosts an early lead and made it 3-0 just before half-time with a brilliant turn and finish. Proved much more effective once he was moved from out wide to a central once after the second goal.

Clint Dempsey 7.5/10 – Opened the scoring from the spot to reach 50 international goals before setting up the USA’s next two strikes. Wasn’t as dominant as the boxscore suggests but showed he deserves a place in the starting XI.


Graham Zusi (Wood 70) 7/10 – Completed the scoring three minutes from time with a fine finish after forcing a turnover in the attacking third.

Chris Wondolowski (Dempsey 78) 6/10 – Had just a handful of touches during his 12-minute run-out.

Kyle Beckerman (Bedoya 83) 6/10 – Helped preserve the clean sheet with a late clearance off the line.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Costa Rica at USA

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