The United States men’s national team had its worst performance since, well, last month.
Were there bright spots? Well, at least one.
Let’s dig into an ugly 2-0 loss to the Canadians in Toronto.
Zack Steffen — 8 — Couldn’t do much on the goal, and was the only reason this wasn’t a blowout.
Daniel Lovitz — 5 — Couple of nice slide tackles. Steady enough on a bad day.
Tim Ream — 4 — Slipshod after two-straight notably good caps.
Aaron Long — 4 — Some really good moments and joined Steffen in saving the day despite a few glaring errors, and almost made amends for Yedlin’s awful effort on the goal. That said, out to lunch on Cavallini’s second.
DeAndre Yedlin (Off 73′) — 3 — Another unforgivable lack of attention and intensity on a conceded goal at the back post from Yedlin. Really, really poor.
Michael Bradley — 4 — Poor on the opening goal. Industrious but a step slow on the evening. Not what we expected from TFC’s captain at BMO Field.
Weston McKennie — 3 — Left all his momentum somewhere between Friday and here. A step back and one that begs if he knew the plan.
Cristian Roldan (Off 73′) — 3 — An awful giveaway would’ve put the Yanks down 1-0 if not for Steffen’s heroics. Not on the level.
Christian Pulisic (Off 60′) — 4 — Maybe his worst day in a U.S. shirt, bodied up often before missing a point blank chance to give the U.S. a lead. Berhalter said after the game that the player was suffering from the flu, so he gets an extra point for gutting it out.
Jordan Morris — 6 — One of the few bright spots in attack, should’ve had an assist on Pulisic’s missed xG.
Josh Sargent (Off 73′) — 5 — Industrious but on an island.
Paul Arriola (On 60′) — 6 — Made some decent plays but isn’t a game breaker and didn’t have an outlet for his efforts.
Gyasi Zardes (On 73′) — N/A — This was the time to bring him on, hoping his athleticism and work rate could provide something that was missing.
Nick Lima (On 73′) — N/A — Deserves to start over either full back.