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US Player Ratings vs Mexico


The United States continued their dominance over Mexico last night with a 2-0 victory. Here’s a look at how the U.S. National Team rated:

Brian Ching, 6– Solid presence, still not the answer up top for the U.S. National Team.

Landon Donovan, 8– Continues his personal dominates against Mexico.

Clint Dempsey, 7– Nice work on both sides of the pitch. Not his best performances.

Michael Bradley, 8– Man of the match.

Sacha Kljestan, 6Looked bright-eyed, still a joy to see his development alongside Michael Bradley in the midfield.

DaMarcus Beasley, 5– Strong first half. Still needs to improve his fitness.

Frankie Hejduk, 6— Helped his case over Cherundolo as who should be the starting right back for the national team.

Oguchi Onyewu, 6– Strong performance for the gifted defender.

Heath Pearce, 5– Continues to demonstrate he’s a liability in the backline.

Carlos Bocanegra, 4– Average and uninspiring. Still commits too many mistakes on the pitch.

Tim Howard, 7– Active night for the American goalkeeper who was fouled by Mexican defender Rafa Marquez.

Jozy Altidore, 6–Came in for Ching in the 83’. Despite limited action Altidore showed his future with the national team is now.

Ricardo Clark, 5– In for Kljestan in the 86’. Incomplete rating.

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  1. eplnfl

    February 13, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    bq, I felt the same about Ching after I had a seat in the front row for the T&T game in Chicago last fall. He works his rear off to gain an advantage that may open up another player for a score. It pays to be there! Hope to see some of the people here in Chicago on June 6.

  2. bq

    February 13, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Being at the game, I’d definitely give Ching a higher rating. Target players are often underrated when watching on TV, but in person he worked his ass off and his touches were superb even under high amounts of pressure.

  3. Joey Clams

    February 13, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Donovan did what he could do, but 8 is generous. Dempsey flopped too much for me, but was still dangerous. Boca had his screw-ups but had several critical interventions. I agree 100% on Ching. Pearce, though not the answer, worried Mexico simply by pushing up as much as he did; he earned space others and was much more clever on the ball than I had though. I’d go 7 for Frankie, but I’d like to see him phased out; the hard charging is not always the best approach to international football and he’s limited going foward, althoug his nice over lead to the corner on the first goal. The team does need to be improved. I’d identify the in-form American left back and just use him; Gold Cup and Confed will be good opportunities for that. I’d look for a headier defender; Parkhurst really should be the answer; he commits few fouls, his touches are safe and his distribution is outstanding.

  4. eplnfl

    February 13, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Bob Bradley’s comments after the game reflect your grades. He indicated that many of the players had far from their best game. No doubt we have seen a lot more out of Donovan, Beasely, and Hejduk, to name a few. however, he felt and the game reflected it that the team as a whole performed better then certain parts at times. I thought Altidore in his limited time had a good effort and would have graded him but no grade really should be assigned given his few minutes.

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