Starting only one player with more than 10 caps, a young USA team -- average age 22 years -- struck first and led World Cup-bound 2016 European Championship runner-up France for 34 minutes before giving up the equalizer in a 1-1 tie on Saturday.USA Player Ratings:
6 Shaq Moore (Levante/ESP) 2/0
Right back struggled defensively -- fouled on four occasions -- but made up for it with his attacks down the wing, including one that helped set up the USA's goal.
4 Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town/ENG) 4/0
One of USA's three central defenders broke up attacks but stumbled to the ground as Benjamin Pavard's pass rolled to Kylian Mbappe to score equalizer.
7 Matt Miazga (Vitesse/NED) 7/1
Marshaled the crowded U.S. central defense until he was sidelined -- and would need 15 stitches -- by Steffen's punch in the 60th minute that also downed Giroud.
6 Tim Parker (New York Red Bulls) 2/0
Part of the American defensive barrier that stifled the French for most of the game. Blocked Mbappe's 26th minute shot.
5 Antonee Robinson (Bolton/ENG) 2/0
Played solidly at left back. Struggled with his passing.
6 Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls) 5/0
Toiled for 90 minutes to disturb France's midfield. One of the few Americans who got close to the French goal -- and should have done better with his ball through the goal area late in the game.
6 Wil Trapp (Columbus
Crew SC) 6/0
Captaining USA for fourth time, buzzed around with his crew of defensive midfielders to frustrate the French.
6 Weston McKennie (Schalke 04/GER)
Midfield workhorse helped make sure most of France's shots were from long range. A admirable performance from the 19-year-old, but showed propensity for the reckless when yellow-carded for throwing an elbow.
6 Bobby Wood (Hamburg/GER) 39/12
Helped bring the ball down field in buildup to the USA's goal. Caught offside in first two hopeful U.S. attacks -- and offside in 48th minute when he poked Moore's pass into the net. Fought tenaciously while usually surrounded by several Frenchmen.
7 Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth/GER) 10/4
Pounced on ball misplayed by Djibril Sidibe to strike a fierce shot on the turn inside the near post to give USA 1-0 lead. An excellent finish from the 23-year-old.
6 Erik Palmer-Brown (KV Kortrijk/BEL) 2/0
Replaced Miazga capably when he entered in the 60th minute.
5 Joe Corona (Club
The 70th-minute sub managed the USA's only other shot (although off target) besides Green's.
5 DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 52/0)
Replaced Moore in the 73rd minute.
NR Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER) 3/1
Late forward sub gave notice only with a foul.
NR Jorge Villafaña
(Santos Laguna/MEX) 19/0
Replaced Robinson in 82nd minute.
(Ratings: 1=low; 5=middle; 10=high.)
TRIVIA: Julian Green's goal was the first ever by the USA against France. Previous results:
USA 0 France 6 (1979 in New Jersey)
France 3 USA 0 (1979 in Paris)
France 1 USA 0 (2011 in Saint-Denis)
June 9 in Lyon, France
France 1 USA 1. Goals: Goals: Mbappe (Pavard, 78); Green 44.
France -- Lloris; Sidibe (Pavard, 74), Varane, Umtiti, Mendy (Hernandez, 66); Pogba, Kante, Matuidi (Tolisso, 58); Mbappe (Lemar, 88), Griezmann (Feker, 69), Giroud (Dembele, 58).
USA -- Steffen; Moore (Yedlin, 73), Carter-Vickers, Miazga (Palmer-Brown, 60), Parker, Robinson (Villafana, 82); Adams, Trapp, McKennie; Green (Corona, 70), Wood (Sargent, 74).
Referee: William Collum (Scotland).
Shots on target: 8/1
Corner Kicks: 9/2
Yellow cards: France -- none; USA -- Moore 68, McKennie 79.
Red cards: none.