USMNT player ratings from a dismal night in Toronto
The United States men’s national team had its worst performance since, well, last month.
Were there bright spots? Well, at least one.
Let’s dig into an ugly 2-0 loss to the Canadians in Toronto.
Zack Steffen -- 8 -- Couldn’t do much on the goal, and was the only reason this wasn’t a blowout.
Daniel Lovitz -- 5 -- Couple of nice slide tackles. Steady enough on a bad day.
Tim Ream -- 4 -- Slipshod after two-straight notably good caps.
Aaron Long -- 4 -- Some really good moments and joined Steffen in saving the day despite a few glaring errors, and almost made amends for Yedlin’s awful effort on the goal. That said, out to lunch on Cavallini’s second.
DeAndre Yedlin (Off 73') -- 3 -- Another unforgivable lack of attention and intensity on a conceded goal at the back post from Yedlin. Really, really poor.
Michael Bradley -- 4 -- Poor on the opening goal. Industrious but a step slow on the evening. Not what we expected from TFC’s captain at BMO Field.
Weston McKennie -- 3 -- Left all his momentum somewhere between Friday and here. A step back and one that begs if he knew the plan.
Cristian Roldan (Off 73') -- 3 -- An awful giveaway would’ve put the Yanks down 1-0 if not for Steffen’s heroics. Not on the level.
Christian Pulisic (Off 60') -- 4 -- Maybe his worst day in a U.S. shirt, bodied up often before missing a point blank chance to give the U.S. a lead. Berhalter said after the game that the player was suffering from the flu, so he gets an extra point for gutting it out.
Jordan Morris -- 6 -- One of the few bright spots in attack, should’ve had an assist on Pulisic’s missed xG.
Josh Sargent (Off 73') -- 5 -- Industrious but on an island.
Paul Arriola (On 60') -- 6 -- Made some decent plays but isn’t a game breaker and didn’t have an outlet for his efforts.
Gyasi Zardes (On 73') -- N/A -- This was the time to bring him on, hoping his athleticism and work rate could provide something that was missing.
Nick Lima (On 73') -- N/A -- Deserves to start over either full back.