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Player ratings from the USMNT’s 1-1 draw with Venezuela

Clint Dempsey, José Manuel Velázquez, Pablo Camacho

United States orward Clint Dempsey (8) controls the ball as Venezuela’s José Manuel Velázquez, left, and Pablo Camacho (17) defend in the first half during an international friendly match Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)


The United States failed to beat a non-powerhouse on home soil, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some very good performances from Bruce Arena’s men.

[ RECAP: USMNT 1-1 Venezuela ]

Who starred, and who slipped? Read on...

Starting XI

Tim Howard -- 8 -- Two outstanding saves on a rocket shot and its ensuing corner made up for a goal he didn’t have much hope of stopping anyway.

Jorge Villafana -- 8 -- Saved the U.S. bacon in the first half, helped prod the play that started the equalizer, and had an all-around lively day.

John Brooks (Off 56') -- 7 -- When he pairs with Cameron, the Yanks have one of the strongest passing center back duos this side of the Atlantic Ocean.

Geoff Cameron (Off HT) -- 7 -- Perhaps the steadiest player in the Yanks’ frustrating first 45 minutes

DeAndre Yedlin (Off 90') -- 6 -- Lively first half with a hiccup that could’ve cost the Americans a goal.

Michael Bradley -- 6 -- A very bad turnover that didn’t lead to anything, but overall quiet and orthodox in the center of the park.

Fabian Johnson (Off 63') -- 5 -- Sloppy night overall, wasting a good scoring chance and positioning himself poorly on the Venezuela goal.

Darlington Nagbe (Off 70') -- 6 -- He’s a hard man to judge, as he does 2-3 things per game that make you sit up... only to disappear for swaths of time. A terrific dribble through the heart early in the match.

Christian Pulisic -- 8 -- He’s the best attacker on the team. He’s also 18.

Bobby Wood -- 6 -- Some moments of promise and trademark grit, but overall missed his chance to make a difference on the scoresheet.

Clint Dempsey (Off 63') -- 5 -- Wasn’t his night, and it had nothing to do with effort. Perhaps being one goal away from matching Landon Donovan’s all-time mark got to him.


Omar Gonzalez (On HT) -- 6 -- A quiet night for the former LA Galaxy man, and he needed one of those in the U.S. kit.

Matt Hedges (On 56') -- 7 -- Confident, steady... the man many of us expected to see should he get the chance.

Kellyn Acosta (On 63') -- 6 -- Passing was a bit off, but he remains a fun prospect when played properly in the center of the park.

Tim Ream (On 63') -- 6 -- Missed a difficult but finish-worthy chance in close, but defended well.

Jordan Morris (On 70') -- 5 -- A little overeager and scattershot in a limited role.

Graham Zusi (On 90') -- N/A

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