USA player ratings v Paraguay: Brad Guzan and John Brooks star in victory

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Paraguay at USA

Jurgen Klinsmann's side secured a 1-0 win in Philadelphia to book their place in the quarter-final stage of the Copa America Centenario as Group A winners over Colombia.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Paraguay at USA

Brad Guzan 8.5/10 – Made six big stops, including a fantastic double-save during the last 10 minutes, to help preserve the clean sheet and send the US through to the last eight as Group A winners. A huge improvement on his recent form for Aston Villa.

DeAndre Yedlin 4/10 – The Tottenham Hotspur defender put the US in a tough spot for the second half after picking up two bookings in quick succession just after the break to earn his marching orders. A foolish sending-off which showed his inexperience.

Geoff Cameron 7/10 – The Stoke City man was typically solid, winning virtually everything in the air and racking up six clearances over the course of the match.

John Brooks 9/10 – Easily dealt with anything and everything that Paraguay threw his way, earning particular praise for a sensational last-ditch tackle during the opening 10 minutes. Deserved his man of the match award.

Fabian Johnson 6/10 – Solid defensively but rarely offered anything going forward. Has largely struggled to make the impact people expected so far during the Copa America.

Michael Bradley 6.5/10 – Kept the midfield ticking over with his passing and shielded the back four well. Not a sensational performance but he did what was required.

Alejandro Bedoya 7/10 – Struggled to offer much in the attacking third but never stopped running. His defensive work remains vital to how the US operate.

Jermaine Jones 7/10 – Had largely the same problem as Bedoya offensively but made some big defensive stops and helped start the move that led to the goal.

Bobby Wood 6.5/10 – Didn’t get any joy in the box but battled away diligently all night, especially after the US went down to 10 men.

Gyasi Zardes 7/10 – The Galaxy forward set up Dempsey’s winner with a perfectly-placed cross from the left and put in a big defensive shift on the flank. He did miss a great chance to put the game to bed with 30 minutes to go, though.

Clint Dempsey 7/10 – Popped up again when it mattered to slot home his 51st international goal before being sacrificed just after Yedlin's sending-off as Klinsmann looked to shut up shop.


Michael Orozco (Dempsey 50) 6/10 – Had a few shaky moments but was generally sound.

Graham Zusi (Bedoya 75) 6/10 – Added some fresh legs for the last 15 minutes.

Kyle Beckerman (Wood 83) 6/10 – Calm and collected in helping the US see out the match.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Paraguay at USA

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