RATING PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
5 Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/ENG) 41/0.
The well-hit shot on the goal he conceded looked out of reach. The only other shot, after the second-half kickoff, rolled into his arms.
5 DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland/ENG) 28/0.
Beaten by Oalex Anderson on the Vincy Heat’s fifth-minute goal but he assisted on Wood’s equalizer six minutes later and produced some attacks down the right flank. Started second half with a defensive miscue that gifted a rare, and harmless, shot to the foe.
7 Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG) 36/3.
His well-aimed header gave the USA a 4-1 lead.
Matt Besler (Sporting KC) 27/0.
His presence in central defense was hardly necessary. Won a header in the second half on one the ball’s rare appearances in the U.S. half.
6 Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG) 19/0.
St. Louis hometown boy had no defensive work as left back. Was always composed on the ball.
6 Jermaine Jones (New England
Roamed the central midfield alongside Bradley to keep the tame Vincy Heat from the ball. (The USA had more than 80 percent of the possession.) Flicked on the corner kick that Altidore headed home.
6 Michael Bradley (Toronto FC) 108/15.
Helped set up the first U.S. goal. Did much of the midfield orchestrating. Beat three players in the 21st minute but shot to the keeper. His other shots went wide.
6 Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy) 18/3.
Squandered a couple first-half chances but finally got his goal with a hard, low strike to make it 5-1.
7 Fabian Johnson (Borussia M’Gladbach/GER) 41/2.
Left midfielder set up a good chance for Wood in the 15th minute and sparked several attacks. His deflected free kick made it 2-1.
7 Bobby Wood (Union Berlin/GER) 14/4.
Headed home the equalizer. Missed a prime chance a few minutes later. Flicked on the corner kick Cameron scored on.
8 Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC) 88/31.
Set up Zardes’ goal. Scored his first on a close-range header and his second after a nifty move.
5 Matt Miazga (NY Red Bulls) 1/0.
The 20-year-old central defender made his debut without being called on to defend.
4 Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers) 1/0
This debutant looked nervous on his early touches and missed a chance to score.
Morris (Stanford Univ.) 7/1
His touch was off during a 22-minute stint.
(1=low; 5=average; 10=high)
TRIVIA: St. Vincent & the Grenadines reached this semifinal round of qualifying with one win in four games, prevailing over Guyana on away goals and Aruba 3-2 on aggregate.
13 in St. Louis
USA 6 St. Vincent & the Grenadines 1. Goals: Wood 11, Johnson 29, Altidore 31, Cameron 51, Zardes 58, Altidore 74; Anderson 5.
USA -- Guzan; Yedlin, Cameron (Miazga, 64), Besler, Ream; Zardes, Jones, Bradley, F.Johnson (Nagbe, 64); Altidore, Wood (Morris, 68).
VIN -- Mcdowall; Richards, Hamlet, Francis, Richardson; Mcburnette (Solomen, 60) Anderson, Prescott, Bowens (Edwards, 75); Slater, James (Ledger, 60).
Referee: Jeffrey Solis (Costa Rica).