USMNT player ratings: How did the Americans stack up against Mexico in the 1-1 draw?
The USMNT battled to a 1-1 draw with Mexico in the Azteca Stadium, in a rivalry match that had just about everything you’d want from a meeting of this magnitude. Coming off a vibrant win against Trinidad and Tobago, the U.S. put in another energetic performance, but how did they stack up on an individual basis?
Brad Guzan – 5.5
The goalkeeper position is still wide open for the USMNT. Brad Guzan got the nod against Mexico, but it wasn’t a performance to inspire much confidence from the 32-year-old. The Atlanta United ‘keeper wasn’t troubled too often on the night, but he was beaten too easily on his near post for Mexico’s goal.
Gonzalez was immense. He won header after header for 90 minutes, and he completely neutralized Chicharito, tracking his runs superbly all night and frustrating the Bayer Leverkusen striker throughout. You couldn’t ask for too much more.
Geoff Cameron – 8.5
At the heart of the USMNT’s shifting three-man/five-man back line, Geoff Cameron was an absolute monster. He made clearance after clearance, he was solid in possession, and he marshaled the defense fantastically. You’d be hard pressed to find anything he did wrong in the Azteca.
Tim Ream – 7.5
Yedlin was pinned back more than he’s used…