The US national team has effectively helped England to celebrate Wayne Roony's final cap by rolling early on Thursday night on the road to a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Wembley.
Guests competed twice during a difficult opening phase and it could have been worse. While the USA raised their game close to half-time, they were much more in the second half, but they have always been a clear second-best in a match that will be another difficult lesson for a young team. 19659002] Brad Guzan (5.5) – It would be pretty hard to blame the US players at the gates, but Guzan had to face a big opportunity in England because of a large distribution raft. He made a decent late stop on Rooney, but his best stop was actually wiped away by an offside flag.
DeAndre Yedlin (4) ̵
Matt Miazga (5) – The No. 3 was probably the best US passerby on the back that night and he was the only emergency defense before halftime. Miazga also came in late with a strong flank strike, but was severely beaten in dribbling on several occasions in the second half.
John Anthony Brooks (3) – The Wolfsburg defender underperformed in the first half hour as he repeatedly did not bring the midfield runners into the pits. Brooks generally improved from there, but still suffered some big hiccups in the second half. He came shortly after being knocked out shortly after the break, but was burned for letting Callum Wilson loose for the captain. His typically impressive game of passage and long switch pass play was rarely seen in this head-scratcher of a shift.
Jorge Villafaña (4.5) – Apart from an early advance, the US left back did not cause any problems in the future. Villafaña also had some big defensive fights in the opening phase, but he consolidated that area of his game from there.
Wil Trapp (3,5) – The Columbus midfield player is far too easy to get past the belly, except for a remarkable duel that triggered a good US rush. When the US began to enjoy more of the ball, Trapp had some quality moments when the traffic passed. Conclusion: He is obviously still the wrong person when an opponent expects a considerable ownership advantage.
Weston McKennie (5) – The Schalke youngster had some problems in the first half that slowed England down midfield but not nearly as many as Trapp and recovered to some helpful stops in the US. To make area. McKennie had disappointed the first half in the pressure valve division, but increased measurably after the break in this area.
Julian Green (3.5) – From the point of view of the ball decisions and the defense rate, Green is simply not suited to play at this level in the middle. While trying out the English keeper with a long shot, this rush would have been better if he had picked the right pass for one of the three available break runners.
Timothy Weah (3,5) – When it's possible to unleash Weah's wings, he becomes a scary weapon. But, boy, he has a lot of work to do to defend his defender. The second English goal will never be achieved if he leaves the opposing opponent far behind.
Christian Pulisic (5) – Yes, his stamina led to the best US chance of the night (which saw him robbed by Pickford) and he is clearly the US player who is most comfortable when he pushes the ball into the last third. And yet, Pulisic was so disappointed that night, mostly because of a case where "trying to do too much alone" was a problem. In a sense, this group is almost understandable. What is not understandable does not mean that Jaden Sancho was close to England's first goal.
Bobby Wood (2) – Unfortunately the Striker Tour was almost empty. Wood was averse to decent lead balls, rarely pulling the English defenders out of position, finding no tempting loose balls around England, failing to make a single positive pass or free kicks, and blew one big chance he had nod from a great position. He can often stand up to top opponents, but this was not his night.
Coach Dave Sarachan (4) – Although I still find it indecent to discuss Siskel, as for a lame duck boss going to the door, the fact is that his The Conservative Start Schedule was a big mistake. The USMNT were under the leadership from the beginning and could not fully recover after 30-35 minutes. The adjustments from Sarachan have helped noticeably, but not enough.
Tyler Adams (7) – The Red Bull Ace was the only US player to fully understand what had to be done against this enemy , Adams stepped into the alleys, molesting the ball bearers and leaping forward to assist the attack when every match was necessary. The team looked much better when it came (which admittedly is a low beam) and I can not wonder how the game would have developed with it from the start.
Kellyn Acosta (3) – Having won Acosta for Trapp, he could not stop England from running in the middle. He also has to show the ball a lot more when playing this position. His connection to the final line, as the US conquered the property deeply, was intermittent at best.
Sebastian Lletget (5) – The LA Galaxy midfielder looked strangely anxious on the ball.
Kenny Saief (5) – The Late Assault Submarine provided some nice build touches, but was obviously struck by a stage-fight attack when it got the chance to be a dangerous one two counter.
Shaq Moore (6) – This night, a couple of decent defensive games earn an average rating in five minutes.