RATING PLAYER (TEAM) GP/G
5 Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/ENG) 28/0.
Handled Colombia’s long-range efforts with ease. Blitzed on the first goal and not much he could do on second.
4 DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders) 10/0
Finished a superb run down the right flank with a bad cross in the 40th minute. More active when he moved from right back to wide midfield in second half and sparked some fruitless counterattacks, but also coughed up the ball for a dangerous Colombian foray.
5 Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution)
His second game in central defense again a mixed bag. Hit some promising long passes out of the back. Broke up several Colombia attacks, but lucky not to be called for 45th-minute PK handball. Beaten by James on first goal, and, on an unlucky bounce, by Edwin Cardona, who chipped in the cross Teofilo Gutierrez headed home for the 2-1.
5 John Brooks (Hertha
Intercepted quite a few through balls but didn’t connect passes after he won them. On first goal was distracted by offside Teofilo Gutierrez, whom the ref judged not to be interfering with the play.
6 Greg Garza (Tijuana/MEX) 4/0
Did a decent job keeping the Colombians from succeeding down their right wing.
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes/FRA) 36/2.
Most active U.S. midfielder in first half but faded in second after sending a fine cross to Rubio Rubin in the 46th minute.
Beckerman (Real Salt Lake) 41/1
Part of a midfield that let Colombia run show in the center.
4 Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg/NOR) 24/4.
Central midfielder took a poor shot in the 3rd minute and spent most the game chasing with no signs of playmaking.
3 Fabian Johnson (Borussia M’Gladbach/GER) 28/1
Ineffective in midfield in first half and as outside back in second half stopped marking Bacca on the 1-0, and let Gutierrez get away on second goal.
5 Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht/NED) 1/0
U.S. penalty kick came on a handball after his battle with Pablo Armero. His diving header that went just wide was a rare second-half highlight for USA. Good debut for an 18-year-old.
Jozy Altidore (Sunderland/ENG) 75/25
Started strong, winning a corner and free kick before burying the penalty kick. Seen in second half mainly helping out in midfield.
RATING PLAYER (TEAM) GP/G
5 Bobby Wood (1860 Munich/GER) 4/0
Forced a Camilo Vargas finger-tip save from narrow angle a minute after entering in 67th minute and had close-range shot saved by Vargas in 80th minute.
5 Alfredo Morales (FC Ingolstadt/GER) 5/0
Replaced Bedoya with 23 minutes left and set up Wood’s 80th-minute chance.
nr Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution) 4/0
In 12-minute appearance was key in the sequence on Wood’s chance, bringing the ball down field and delivering a nifty back-heel pass to Morales.
nr DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo) 121/10
Veteran played last 10 minutes at left back.
nr Julian Green (Hamburg SV/GER) 4/1
In four-minute appearance was outjumped by Gutierrez on gamewinner while covering for Johnson.
(1=low; 5=average; 10=high)