[USA REPORT CARD]
Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney
rates the U.S. players after their 3-1 loss to Honduras on Saturday. U.S.
Player Ratings Starters Rating Player (Club) GP/G 5 Troy Perkins
(D.C. United) 7/0
Rarely tested except for very sharp finishes.
3 Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC) 4/0
Attacked aggressively, but
defended shakily and was completely lost on third goal.
4 Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew) 11/1
Beaten by Jerry Palacios
on second goal, headed over on corner, decent effort.
3 Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards) 28/1
One jersey tug
+ one jersey tug + stringent referee = adios.
6 Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA) 27/2
Sharp on the ball, quick into the tackle, consistently
3 Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA) 22/3
Broke though once with the ball, otherwise benign.
4 Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake) 11/1
Couldn't hold the middle, attacking efforts seldom clicked.
5 Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus/DEN)
Just missed on a few one-twos, often stranded without good options.
4 Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew) 10/1
a shaky start, but a bit disappointing.
2 Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas) 13/1
Sluggish and ineffective.
4 Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake) 1/0
Brought some energy but not nearly enough touch and guile. Substitutes
6 Clarence Goodson (IK Start/NOR) 9/2
Showed some confidence in his tackles and passes, headed only U.S. goal.
4 Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids) 18/2
Good work holding up the ball, touches not quite crisp enough.
5 Alejandro Bedoya (Orebro/SWE)
Skillful in various points of attack, headed a corner kick wide.
6 Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo) 4/0
Effective with the
ball, hit variety of good passes, nice corner for U.S. goal.
5 Heath Pearce (FC Dallas) 29/0
Blunted a few attacks, got up the line, added
some bite to the flank.
5 Dax McCarty (FC Dallas) 3/0
Controlled the middle and used the ball well in garbage time.