The USA's first game of 2018 ended in a scoreless tie with Bosnia & Herzegovina, which out-shot the Americans, 12-9, and missed a 53rd-minute penalty kick.
USA Player Ratings:
Player (Club) GP/G
6 Bill Hamid (Midtjylland/DEN) 5/0
Blocked Luka Menalo's close-range shot with his thigh in the 43rd minute -- the biggest scoring chance by either team in the first half.
Polster (Chicago Fire) 1/0
Right back set up a Christian Roldan chance in the 60th minute during a phase in the second half in which he became more involved in the attack. Struggled defensively late in the game as B&H attacked mainly on his flank.
3 Walker Zimmerman (Los Angeles FC) 2/0
Called twice for fouls in midfield with clumsy challenges in first 13 minutes and it got worse. His bad touch set up Menalo's chance and he fouled Menalo for 53rd-minute penalty kick, which Haris Medunjanin banged off the post.
6 Ike Opara
(Sporting KC) 1/0
Intercepted dangerous low ball across goalmouth in 29th minute, blocked a shot by Elvir Koljic in 79th, and cleared a low cross in the 84th with diving header.
4 Justin Morrow (Toronto FC) 4/0
Left back yellow-carded for needless midfield foul. Beaten on the wing on B&H's first-half chance.
6 Wil Trapp (Columbus
Central midfielder hit some good long-range passes, including a setup for Morris in 50th minute. Toiled defensively.
4 Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew)
Played ineffectively on the wing until being subbed at halftime.
4 Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders) 2/0
Saw very little off the ball in the first half. More active in second half on both ends, but shot wide in 60th minute after poor first touch.
4 Tyler Adams (NY Red Bulls) 2/0
Part of an incohesive midfield that rushed aimlessly forward instead of establishing possession.
4 Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders) 25/5
Sent in two OK and one horrible cross. Nicely settled Trapp's through ball but shot wide on the kind chance strikers should finish.
4 CJ Sapong (Philadelphia Union) 3/0
Started strong with a cross for Adams in first minute and forced a save in 6th minute with a high shot -- then faded.
5 Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 1/0)
Replaced Hamid at halftime. Diving save on a weak 18-yard shot in 67th.
5 Paul Arriola (D.C. United) 16/2
Zardes' halftime replacement was slightly more effective. Shot high late in the game.
Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution) 3/1
Nearly got his back-heel on a low Morris delivery, but didn't trouble the B&H defense after replacing Sapong at halftime.
Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution) 28/3
Played hectically when composure was needed. Did hit a good cross-field pass to Arriola, who relayed it to Morris for half-chance.
NR Rubio Rubin (unattached) 4/0)
Saw seven minutes of action.
(Ratings: 1=low; 5=middle; 10=high.)
NOTABLE: Three players -- Steffen, Opara and Polster -- earned their first U.S. caps.
Jan. 28 in Carson, California
USA 0 Bosnia & Herzegovina 0.
USA -- Hamid (Steffen, 46), Polster, Zimmerman, Opara, Morrow, Trapp (Rubin, 83), Roldan (Agudelo, 68), Adams, Zardes (Arriola, 46), Morris, Sapong (Rowe, 46).
Bosnia & Herzegovina -- Sehic, Mihojevic, Graovac, Bekic, D.Todorovic, Medunjanin (Besirovic, 72), Tomic (Cavar, 46), Saric (Bilbija, 80), Ahmetovic (Koljic, 46), Menalo (Ibisevic, 83), Zakaric (O.Todorovic, 69).
Yellow cards: USA -- Morrow 36. B&H -- O.Todorovic 70, D.Todorovic 75.
Referee: Hector Martinez (Honduras)
Shots on target: 3/2
Corner kicks: 7/2