Player ratings from the USMNT’s 3-2 win over Martinique
It wasn’t decisive and nearly fell apart, but the United States men’s national team emerged with all three points from its second match of the 2017 Gold Cup.
[ RECAP: USMNT 3-2 Martinique ]
Bruce Arena changed eight of his 11 starters for the match. Some thrived, some middled, and some struggled.
Brad Guzan -- 6 -- Strong first half, but needs to stop the first Martinique goal. He’s being measured against his predecessors.
Justin Morrow -- 5 -- Would like to see him again with the nerves out of system.
Omar Gonzalez -- 7 -- One of his better nights in a U.S. kit. Scored the opener in a gritty and instinctive way, and did not misplay any of his 23 passes.
Matt Hedges -- 5 -- Outran and out-of-position in the buildup to Martinique’s equalizer. Otherwise, just fine.
Eric Lichaj -- 7 -- Deserves to be in the discussion for Russia 2018, should they qualify, and proved it on Wednesday.
Cristian Roldan -- 6 -- A bit out of position but not overwhelmed on his debut. Composure wasn’t a problem, but performance was.
Kellyn Acosta (Off 62') -- 6 -- He remains a big part of the USMNT’s future, but it’s hard to say he’s built on a strong performance against Ghana.
Paul Arriola (Off 73') -- 7 -- Was missing the requisite finish but has made a definite argument to get more looks from Arena.
Gyasi Zardes -- 5 -- Gets credit for an assist on Morris’s second, but his industry was betrayed by his touch more often than not.
Juan Agudelo (Off 86') -- 6 -- Brighter than his compatriots in the first half, his work out left in the second was significant.
Jordan Morris -- 8 -- His dogged work was rewarded with a pair of goals in a performance which will hopefully snap him out of a long funk for club and country.
Alejandro Bedoya (On 62') -- 6 -- Helped set up second goal.
Chris Pontius (On 73') -- 6 -- Not a bad shift.
Dax McCarty (On 86') -- N/A