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Player ratings from the USMNT’s jumbled draw with New Zealand

Stefan Marinovic, DeAndre Yedlin

New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic (1) catches the ball next to U.S. defender DeAndre Yedlin (2) during the first half of an international friendly soccer match Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


The United States men’s national team didn’t get a strong performance from an unusual lineup in a 1-1 draw with visiting New Zealand on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

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That doesn’t mean there weren’t some stars on show, including a bright debut from Lynden Gooch and a third international goal for Bayern Munich youngster Julian Green.

Let’s rate ‘em. Looking forward to the comments section!

Starting XI

William Yarbrough (Off HT) -- 5 -- Cleaned up some messes, but created a few of his own as well.

Kellyn Acosta (Off 59') -- 6 -- The FC Dallas midfielder looked more comfortable at left back this go-round.

Omar Gonzalez -- 7 -- Made amends for several errors by teammates.

Matt Besler -- 5 -- Not a great night for Sporting KC’s center back.

Michael Orozco -- 5 -- Not quite sure why he’s still here, though Orozco produced a little bit in advanced positions.

Perry Kitchen (Off 64') -- 5 -- Too many dicey moments for a man playing a position which requires stability and consistency.

Michael Bradley -- 6 -- A solid if unspectacular night from the captain.

Sacha Kljestan -- 6 -- A mixed bag for the RBNY star, as Kljestan did a lot of lively and clever work with the ball while also given the ball away a bit.

Julian Green (Off 78') -- 7 -- At 21, his maturity is apparent. Still a lot of work to do, but a goal in his second-straight game hurts nothing.

Jozy Altidore (Off 88') -- 5 -- Started well and had his moments, but might’ve not been quite ‘up’ for the friendly.

DeAndre Yedlin -- 7 -- Dangerous and not scared by working at right wing instead of right back. Playing some RM for Rafa Benitez at Newcastle doesn’t hurt.


David Bingham -- 5 -- Would like to see better on the goal, though it came through traffic at close range.

Lynden Gooch (On 59') -- 8 -- An exciting performance, but it’s going to be hard to find a place in a loaded wing corps. Did he do it? His crosses were excellent.

Danny Williams (On 64) -- 6 -- Didn’t notice him much until his sterling late run towards goal, and the Yanks did not control the play during his time on the pitch.

Juan Agudelo (On 78') -- N/A

Terrence Boyd (On 88') -- N/A

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