Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Howard, Jones and Yedlin top U.S. player ratings
July 3rd, 2014 8:12PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  men's national team, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[BRAZIL 2014] Jurgen Klinsmann used 19 of his 23 U.S. players at the 2014 World Cup. Based on each game's Soccer America Player Ratings, Tim Howard was the highest-rated U.S. player, finishing ahead of Jermaine Jones and DeAndre Yedlin. Seven players who played in at least half of the games averaged 6.0 or higher. For all the cumulative national team player ratings.

Team Ratings:
AVG. GAME
6.67 USA-Ghana
(Report Card)
5.77 USA-Portugal
(Report Card)
5.08 USA-Germany
(Report Card)
5.79 USA-Belgium
(Report Card)

Player Ratings:
AVG. PLAYER GAMES
7.25
Tim Howard
Grades: 7/6/7/9
7.00 Jermaine Jones
Grades: 8/8/6/6
7.00 DeAndre Yedlin Grades: -/6/NR/8
6.50 DaMarcus Beasley
Grades: 7/5/6/8
6.33 Fabian Johnson Grades: 7/7/5/NR
6.00 Matt Besler Grades: 6/6/6/6
6.00 Kyle Beckerman Grades: 7/6/5/-
5.75 Clint Dempsey Grades: 7/7/4/5
5.50 Omar Gonzalez Grades: -/NR/6/5
5.00 Michael Bradley Grades: 5/5/4/6
5.00 Geoff Cameron Grades: 7/3/-/5
4.75 Alejandro Bedoya Grades: 7/4/4/4
4.75 Graham Zusi Grades: 6/6/4/3

One Game:
8.00 John Brooks Grades: 8/-/-/-
7.00 Julian Green Grades: -/-/-/7
5.00 Aron Johannsson Grades: 5/-/-/-
4.00 Brad Davis Grades: /-/-/4/-
3.00 Chris Wondolowski Grades: -/NR/-/3

No Games:
NR Jozy Altidore Grades: NR/-/-/-

NR=
no rating.
-=did not play.


3 comments
  1. cisco martinez
    commented on: July 3, 2014 at 11:12 p.m.
    For the most part I agree. Dempsey had a great game aginst Ghana and Portugal, Besler was solid except against Belgium, Beckerman should have been higher rated. They disappointments were definitely Bradley for a lack of creativity, Cameron had a nightmare against Portugal, bedoya had all that experience for Nantes and rangers and just didn't perform.
  1. Frank Spinello
    commented on: July 4, 2014 at 8:38 a.m.
    Yedlin appeared to have a great match against Belgium because he went forward all the time. In reality the huge amount of space he gave up defensively was where Belgium originated a lot of it's attack. A team that gives up 37 shots should not have two defenders rated with 8's.
  1. Kent James
    commented on: July 4, 2014 at 10:52 a.m.
    Yedlin should have been below Johnson and Beasley, but his positives (creativity & speed) were more noticeable than his negatives (as Frank pointed out, the space he left behind). Additionally, his performances were much shorter, but still impressive. Otherwise I think the ratings are accurate.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
UCLA lands Pugh and Fleming in recruiting coup    
UCLA has signed U.S. women's national team player Mallory Pugh and Canadian Women's World Cup veteran ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 4)    
Columbus Crew SC now has Ola Kamara to go along with Kei Kamara. The 26-year-old Ola ...
USA-Canada Preview: Youngsters should get second look    
Jurgen Klinsmann says he has two short-term goals for the USA's second and final test of ...
What They're Saying: Megan Rapinoe    
"Naturally, we're upset. The players are very, very upset. We feel disrespected. We feel that our ...
What They're Saying: Jerome Kiesewetter    
"I always did [feel like an American]. My mom always told me about my dad, about ...
Detroit City FC hits financing goal for stadium work    
Detroit City FC, the community-based NPSL team that has become a hit in the Motor City, ...
Video Pick: The Vardy Volley    
In case you missed it, or would like to see it again from every possible angle, ...
Under the hood of MLS's CBA    
The contours of the collective bargaining agreement MLS reached with the MLS Players Union have been ...
Making a List: 2015 U-17s in the pros    
Joshua Perez, nephew of former U.S. World Cup player Hugo Perez, signed with Italy's Fiorentina, becoming ...
U.S. Abroad: Bedoya scores again for Nantes    
Just a few weeks ago, there was talk of Alejandro Bedoya being headed to MLS. Now, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives