U.S. Player Ratings:
5 Luis Robles (NY Red Bulls) 3/0.
Not tested with a shot, batted down a dangerous cross and got a bit lucky when it caromed wide off an opponent.
4 Graham Zusi (Sporting KC) 44/5.
Good work in the middle third and on flank attacks, but lost ball and chased futilely as Jamaica won a corner. Left too many gaps. May not have the speed to play this position at this level.
6 Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United) 11/1.
Solid defensively, headed down several set plays to trigger panic in the Jamaican goalmouth.
7 Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas) 1/0.
Confident and secure in all aspects. Timed his stepups and tackles perfectly. Won balls on the ground and in the air. Connected sharply with nearly every pass.
6 Jorge Villafana (Santos/MEX) 2/0.
Very good getting up the wing, linked up crisply several times with Lletget and Feilhaber. Curled the game’s best cross that Pontius didn’t exploit. Knocked aside a couple of times and was late to the ball occasionally.
6 Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire) 6/0.
Crisp, decisive and feisty most of the time. Weighted nicely a first-time layoff to Lletget from corner kick. Turnover in bad spot gave Jamaica a rare opening to run into.
5 Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union) 2/0.
Lacked the sharpness to play a killer ball or go to goal, but worked smartly and determinedly on the flank and carried on after a harsh collision.
6 Sebastian Lletget (L.A. Galaxy) 2/0.
Best U.S. player in the first half playing on the left, also slid into the middle and ended up on the right. Crossed a good ball that Agudelo shot wide. Narrowly missed top corner with first-time shot from McCarty layoff.
7 Benny Feilhaber (Sporting KC) 43/2.
Came alive at the critical moments, such as on the goal with slick touches and a perfect pass. Also kept possession when nothing was on. Clicked on a few combinations with Lletget, meshed well with McCarty, played several effective dead balls including corner that McCarty laid off for Lletget.
7 Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders) 15/1.
Active and hungry for the entire 90 minutes. Took a good low shot saved by Andre Blake, cashed in with a better finish to earn the victory.
5 Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution) 23/3.
Worked hard, played nice one-two on which Pontius drew a foul. Committed a couple of needless fouls in the final minutes.
5 David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes) 3/0.
Hard to imagine but he had almost nothing to do in 45 minutes.
5 Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers) 12/1.
Had a couple of good touches as US controlled early portion of second half, hit a chip that was intercepted, mis-trapped a ball with space to exploit.
5 Michael Bradley (Toronto FC) 128/15.
Set the tempo confidently, kept the middle secure.
5 Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders) 27/1.
Stormed up the right flank on a surprise attack, snuffed a cross.
4 Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union) 57/2.
No impact going forward, blocked a cross in the final seconds.
NR DaMarcus Beasley (unattached), 124/17.
Came on in the final minutes to a nice ovation, helped kill time in the corner.
(Ratings: 1=low; 5=average; 10=high.)
TRIVIA. Michael Bradley passed Marcelo Balboa into fifth place on the U.S. all-time caps list at 128 when he replaced Benny Feilhaber in the second half.
Feb. 3 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
USA 1 Jamaica 0. Goal: Morris 59.
USA -- Robles (Bingham, 46); Zusi (Evans, 68), Birnbaum, Zimmerman, Villafana (Beasley, 86); McCarty (Nagbe, 63); Pontius (Bedoya, 74), Feilhaber (Bradley, 62), Lletget; Morris, Agudelo.
Jamaica -- Blake (Thompson, 46); Lowe, Powell, Campbell (Richie, 61), Fisher, Grandison (Harriott, 78), Williams (Fletcher, 83), Burke (Nicholson, 83), Binns, Watson, Gordon (Holness, 56).
Yellow Card: Jamaica -- Grandison 10.