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USMNT player ratings from defeat of Guyana

United States v Guyana: Group D - 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA - JUNE 18: Neil Danns #16 of Guyana reacts as Weston Mckennie #8 of the United States takes the ball during the first half of the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Allianz Field on June 18, 2019 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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The United States men’s national team was solid, but not particularly impressive in its 4-0 defeat of Guyana early Wednesday to start its Gold Cup.

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There were stars in this one, with Weston McKennie and Tyler Boyd finding their strides, but still a lot of question marks (in some ways due to the competition).

Let’s get into it. As always, “6" is the baseline for ratings: a passable performance.

Starting XI

Zack Steffen -- 6 -- Had very little to do, even in possession, as expected.

Nick Lima -- 6 -- Looking comfortable moving forward and was aggressive in defense.

Walker Zimmerman -- 7 -- Passed the ball well, but like his goalkeeper and fellow defenders, was largely untested.

Aaron Long -- 6 -- A step up from his nightmare against Venezuela.

Tim Ream -- 6 -- An okay cog in the back three after a rough pair of friendly losses.

Michael Bradley (Off 63') -- 6 -- For the first 20 minutes, it was clear this was his first match in a month. But his game improved, capped by a remarkable assist to Boyd for the 1,000th goal in USMNT history. Fitting.

Weston McKennie (Off 74') -- 7 -- A slow start, but on the night not only assisted a goal but played three or four world-class touch passes. Gregg Berhalter said the injury that cost him the final 16 minutes was a cramp. Let’s hope so.

Paul Arriola -- 8 -- His aggression and ambition paid off, as he rebounded from some questionable performances to get a goal and set up two others (*thou

Christian Pulisic (Off 63') -- 7 -- Instantly the most dangerous player on the field, would’ve likely had a couple assists with a capable finisher up top.

Tyler Boyd -- 8.5 -- The former New Zealand international made a lot of fans tonight, scoring two goals, and was in position to score four or even five.

Gyasi Zardes -- 5 -- Credit the motor, but look forward to Jozy Altidore being back at full fitness.

Substitutions

Wil Trapp (On 63') -- 6 -- Better than his miserable pair of friendlies.

Cristian Roldan (On 63') -- 6 -- Looked more lively in attack, but given the opposition that’s not terribly impressive.

Djordje Mihailovic (On 74') -- N/A --

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