USMNT prompt match rankings from scoreless draw vs. Colombia

USMNT instant match ratings from 0-0 draw vs. Colombia initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Zero wins for the USA males’s nationwide crew in January.

After falling to Serbia 2-1 on Wednesday, a completely rotated beginning XI went to face to face with Colombia on Saturday however resulted in an uninspiring 0-0 draw.

The primary half was about as open because it might get, with each side attacking backwards and forwards. Colombia managed 9 photographs, primarily generated from sloppy U.S. giveaways, however just one hit the goal, with the remainder frightening little injury. 

Paxten Aaronson had two of the USMNT’s three high quality possibilities to seize a lead, however Alvaro Montero reacted brilliantly on the primary to log a save and a defender deflected the second earlier than it grazed off the left put up and went out of bounds. 

Jesus Ferreira additionally equipped a sublime by ball within the thirty second minute to Matthew Hoppe working in behind the protection on the left flank, however his left-footed shot went instantly at Montero.

A lot of the second half was performed within the Stars and Stripes’ defensive third, however Colombia could not discover that one second of inspiration for a breakthrough. The USA’ finest possibilities late got here through free kicks from the left flank, however the crosses into the field could not get it completed.

Let’s analyze the sport with prompt match rankings for the USMNT:

GK Sean Johnson – 6: Did not should do a lot with Colombia’s innocent makes an attempt, and his distribution was nearly common.

RB DeJuan Jones – 6.5: Jones shined on the right-hand aspect and provided stable protection and offense, then switched to left again within the last 10 minutes and maintained the standard. The 25-year-old ought to return for extra alternatives alongside extra versatile attacking threats.

CB Walker Zimmerman – 6: Had a sluggish begin enjoying the ball, which has by no means actually been a power, however did nicely within the second half clearing out play earlier than coming off for Jalen Neal.

CB Aaron Long – 5.5: A number of giveaways within the first half and one practically proved expensive, and nonetheless didn’t present any indicators of enchancment. Subbed off for Sam Rogers.

LB John Tolkin – 7: Made his USMNT debut and appeared like one of many higher gamers from both crew. His finest traits are going ahead and offering width, however these alternatives got here few and much between. Contemplating there is not any true No. 2 possibility behind Antonee Robinson, Tolkin deserves extra reps.

CDM Kellyn Acosta – 6: Might’ve managed the sport higher primarily enjoying in a single pivot function, however his passes weren’t at all times crisp and did not supply a lot progressive play.

CM Eryk Williamson – 6: He got here off at halftime however appeared finest in a deeper midfield function fairly than going ahead. 

CM Paxten Aaronson – 6.5: Brenden’s youthful brother, Paxten bought extra concerned within the first half and may’ve penned his title on the scoresheet. The second half was extra quiet for him, however that theme unfold throughout the crew. He confirmed he might grasp in a left center-mid function that requires defensive adeptness.

RW Paul Arriola – 5.5: He might’ve had an help to Ferreira, however he provided little going ahead and in addition didn’t present something new as one of many veterans on the roster.

LW Matthew Hoppe – 6: He had an empty cameo towards Serbia however completed this sport as probably the most direct attacker. Taking part in him on the left flank was an intriguing transfer given he is primarily performed centrally, however his work price and ball management in tight areas stood out. His passes want extra sharpening, although.

CF Jesus Ferreira – 5.5: His urgent set the tone and he might’ve had an help to Hoppe, however he additionally didn’t get a shot off in a one-on-one scenario, permitting the defender to recuperate. Not a convincing efficiency.


45” CM Alan Sonora – 6: He got here on for Williamson and is understood for his directness together with his left foot, however having to do extra defensive work hindered his alternatives.

62” ST Brandon Vazquez – 5.5: This is not essentially a nasty 5.5, however just like Hoppe towards Serbia, Vazquez had simply six touches and did not impose himself when not getting service. 

65” RW Emmanuel Sabbi – 5: His first cap wasn’t an excellent one. The 25-year-old is finest identified for his straight-line pace, however did not supply a change of tempo to Arriola’s time on the sphere. The sharpness simply wasn’t there and he additionally bought booked for a tough deal with from behind. 

69” CB Jalen Neal – 6: He was one of many standouts towards Serbia and maintained that very same high quality on this sport when challenged late on. He is composed and stands his floor nicely, so anticipate to see him extra sooner or later.

72” CB Sam Rogers – 6: It was a primary USMNT cap for Rogers approaching late, and he additionally appeared spectacular successful floor duels and never misplacing a single go. The 23-year-old did not play towards Serbia however hopefully will get an extended look subsequent time.

80” RB Julian Gressel – N/A: Performed 10 minutes to shut out the sport, however not sufficient to warrant a correct ranking.


Anthony Hudson – 5.5: You may see the thought course of on rotating his entire 11 with solely two video games within the month, however the in-game administration might’ve been higher. The principle cause this grade is low is as a result of a loss means nothing, so push for the win. As an alternative, with 10 minutes to go, he brings on a proper again when the sport wanted extra directness, somebody like a Cade Cowell, to gamble for the win.

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