Here are player ratings for the USA’ 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday night in Columbus.
Brad Guzan, 6 – The goalkeeper had very little to do on a night which the US dominated. There is still very little between Guzan and Tim Howard ahead of the Copa America.
Edgar Castillo, 4 – Castillo still doesn’t look comfortable with the US. He was fine once he settled into the game, but didn’t make much of an impression.
Geoff Cameron, 8 – The center-back headed in his third goal in five for the national team, and put the game out of reach.
Steve Birnbaum, 6 – It was a solid competitive debut for Birnbaum, who recovered from an early blow to the head to play a part in the clean sheet.
DeAndre Yedlin, 6 – Yedlin is looking every bit the part of a Premier League full back these days. His defending has improved immensely, and he should be an automatic starter on the back-line going forward.
Kyle Beckerman, 8 – Beckerman executed his role with typical know how and tenacity. Still the US’ most reliable #6, and a player Jurgen Klinsmann seems to trust more than most.
Michael Bradley, 8 – The US’ best player on the night. Bradley was all over the field, and his combative spirit was welcome – though it did result in a yellow card that will see him suspended for the next qualifier.
Graham Zusi, 8 – Zusi was given the mantle of savior with his late call-up and deployment by Klinsmann, and repaid the deservedly under-fire coach with his best performance with the national team since the World Cup.
Bobby Wood, 4 – Wood looked a little out of sorts on the wing. Worked hard, but we’ve seen better from him.
Gyasi Zardes, 5 – A truly strange night for Zardes, who notched two assists in strange fashion. He wasn’t his sharpest, but did affect the game.
Clint Dempsey, 7 – Opportunistic and clinical when called upon to settle everyone’s nerves early on, Dempsey showed why he’s still very much a vital part of the US setup.
Jozy Altidore, 6 – The Toronto FC man could have used a goal, and wasn’t shy about getting one. A successful cameo.
Ethan Finley, 5 – It was nice to see Finley feature for the national team on his home field – and he should have had a goal to mark the occasion.