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USMNT Player Ratings: Bradley, Pulisic, Gonzalez stood out in Chile's tussle



Gregg Berhalter and his often-sloppy charges.

The US men's national team battled friendly visitors to a 1-1 draw in Houston Hosted by György Zardes in the fourth minute, but quickly ceded the lead and control of the play. Gregg Berhalter's players putting on less than desirable displays.

Ethan Horvath (6) – The Club Brugge man was not handed too many standard goalkeeping chores, but he handled the ones he was pressed into with ease. Horvath probably made a second assist for the boot that led to Pulisic's opener, but a few of his later distribution choices put the team under some duress.

DeAndre Yedlin (4) ̵

1; It was another Subpar outing from the Newcastle right back, who frees space for Chile's scorer by getting sucked into the middle. Yedlin also struggled in one-v-one situations in his corner and failed to make an impact when pushed into more of a final role 35 minutes.

Matt Miazga (7) – The Reading the news back to the top of the US box. Miazga also pitched in with some strong clearances, as well as an important area shot early in the second half.

Omar Gonzalez (7) – Like his partner, the veteran defender highlighted his face in a chalking shot. Gonzalez thus jumped a threatening US break by shrewdly lobbing an outlet pass over Chile's pressure line. But, please, no more catnaps when the opponent has a throw-in in the corner.

Tim Ream (5) – For the second game in a row, the Fulham defender put on a hot-and-cold display at left back. Ream got off to a quick start, but eventually made some mistakes on the ball, including a lazy back pass that could have ended in disaster. Defensively, he made some smart stops in the US end, but also committed a few troubling errors. One would assume it's been shown that he's not the answer.

The US celebrate Christian Pulisic's goal | USA Today Sports Images

Michael Bradley (6.5) – The soon to be the first half, hoovering a ball in the midfield (when no one else was) and shipping a couple of outstanding leads passes into attack. Bradley was not quite as good after the break as he was when he was drunk.

Cristian Roldan (3) – The Seattle Sounders midfielder starts the night by making an outstanding second minute play to turn it into a final scamper, but it all went downhill from there. Time and again, Roldan was found painting in his own end. His passing lane positioning, coverage and decisions with the ball were always problematic. He departed in the 84th minute having managed just two positive passes into the attacking third and the same small amount to break out of the back pressure; needless to say, the team requires a lot more from the guy in the no. 8 role.

Christian Pulisic (7.5) – It's a Shame the Borussia Dortmund playmaker had to leave with a knock after 35 minutes, and his departure dramatically altered the proceedings. Not only did it revive up.

Corey Baird (3.5) – Aside from one nice centering 15 and 20, the Real Salt Lake winger disappointed quite a bit.

Paul Arriola (4.5) – While Baird's opposite has come out better in comparison , so what's well below average. Arriola did serve one tempting that deserves a finish, but he hesitantly hesitant when afforded space to run into a great opportunity with a notably poor touch. Though the D.C. Chile's goal sequence before it came to pass was dangerous

Gyasi Zardes (5.5) – Boy, one can not say enough about his tender long-tailed takedown and breakaway pass on the set that set up Pulisic's goal. That's what I'm looking for. Early in the second half, Zardes did brilliantly to carve out a chance through sheer doggedness, only to sadly take it from a great position. The Columbus striker, therefore, drops far too deep far too often, inviting Chile's defenders to creep forward for added pressure. On one of those occasions, he coughed up a bad turn to his defense under stress.

Coach Gregg Berhalter (6 ) – One can definitely ask a couple of his line-up choices, but berhalter what is wise to do at the moment? The abandonment of the right-back wrinkle used in his first three matches in charge. It would also be fair to gripe a bit about his overt dismantling of the US attack that made it very difficult to gain any momentum in the second half. However, what is understandable how easy Chile is moving up and down. For this game, his first in charge against a top opponent, we'll call it a wash.

Subs

Sebastian Lletget (4) – The LA galaxy midfielder had over an hour to get it. LETTLET HAS HAPPENED AND WAS HAPPY NUMES IN A USMNT T SHIRT.

Daniel Lovitz (3.5) – The Montreal left to right in the middle of a shot, but spent most of his 24-minute shift being exposed on both sides of the ball.

Wil Trapp (4.5) – There would be no dandy lock-picking diagonal passes from the skipper crew skipper this night, and he got away with a couple of latex deep in the US end.

Jordan Morris (-) – With no real support going forward, the Seattle speedster was handed a thankless job during his short shift.

Jonathan Lewis (-) – The late sub from


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