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Besler leads player ratings through Day 5
June 17th, 2013 7:42PM

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TAGS:  men's national team, world cup 2014


[USA MEN] Jurgen Klinsmann has already used 26 players in the Hexagonal, and the USA is only halfway through the final round of World Cup 2014 qualifying. Only four players have started every game: Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Omar Gonzalez and captain Clint Dempsey. Based on each game's Soccer America Report Card, Matt Besler leads all players, ahead of Brad Guzan, Bradley, Dempsey and DaMarcus Beasley, in average ratings (minimum of two games rated). For how the 26 players rated through Day 5 of the Hexagonal ...

Team Ratings:
AVG. GAME
4.45 Honduras-USA (2-1):
Report Card
6.55 USA-Costa Rica (1-0): Report Card
5.55 Mexico-USA (0-0): Report Card
6.36 Jamaica-USA (1-2): Report Card
6.91 USA-Panama (2-0): Report Card
Note: Starting XI average.

Goalkeepers Ratings:
AVG. PLAYER (GAMES)
7.00 Brad Guzan (2 games played)
6.00 Tim Howard (3 games played)

Defenders Ratings:
AVG. PLAYER (GAMES)
7.33 Matt Besler (3 games played)
6.33 DaMarcus Beasley (4 games played)
6.20 Omar Gonzalez (5 games played)
6.00 Brad Evans (2 games played)
5.80 *Geoff Cameron (5 games played)
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7.00 Clarence Goodson (1 game played)
3.00 Timmy Chandler (1 game played)
*played 2 games in midfield.

Midfielders Ratings:
AVG. PLAYER (GAMES)
6.60 Michael Bradley (5 games played)
5.67 Jermaine Jones (3 games played)
5.33 *Fabian Johnson (3 games played)
5.25 Graham Zusi (4 games played)
4.75 Eddie Johnson (5 games played-4 rated)
4.50 Maurice Edu (3 games played-2 rated)
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5.00 Edgar Castillo (1 game played)
4.00 Brad Davis (2 games-1 rated)
4.00 Danny Williams (1 game played)
4.00 Sacha Kljestan (1 game played)
nr Brek Shea (1 game played-0 rated)
nr Kyle Beckerman (1 game played-0 games rated)
nr Joe Corona (1 game played-0 games rated)
nr Stuart Holden (1 game played-0 games rated)
*one game played as defender.

Forwards Ratings:
AVG. PLAYER (GAMES)
6.40 Clint Dempsey (5 games played)
5.80 Jozy Altidore (5 games played)
5.00 Herculez Gomez (2 games played)


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