United States vs. Nigeria: Live Player Ratings for the USMNT

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United States vs. Nigeria: Live Player Ratings for the USMNT
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Jozy Altidore bagged a brace and Victor Moses scored from the spot as the United States edged Nigeria 2-1 in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday.

Following are ratings and analysis for all the United States players.

United States Player Ratings
Player Half-Time Full-Time
Howard 7 7
Johnson 8 8
Cameron 8 8
Besler 7 6
Beasley 6 6
Beckerman 6 7
Jones 7 7
Bradley 7 8
Bedoya 7 6
Dempsey 6 6
Altidore 8 9
Zusi N/A 7
Chandler N/A 6
Diskerud N/A 7
Gonzalez N/A 6
Wondolowski N/A 5


Half-Time analysis for USMNT

Howard: Honoured on the occasion of his 100th cap before kick-off.

Johnson: Has been training as a right-back and is now Klinsmann’s first choice in the position

Cameron: America’s best defender has yet to put a foot wrong.

Besler: Has improved with each outing since a shaky performance against Azerbaijan.

Beasley: Is battling for starting left-back spot with Chandler.

Beckerman: Giving the ball away too often.

Jones: Masterminded the bit of buildup that led to Altidore’s opener.

Bradley: Winning back possession and leading by example.

Bedoya: Making things happen on the counter.

Dempsey: His audacious attempt at an overhead kick sent the ball sailing well over the crossbar.

Altidore: Went 185 days before scoring for either club or country.

John Raoux/Associated Press

Full-Time analysis for USMNT

Howard: Made four saves but will have been disappointed not to get the clean sheet.

Johnson: Did well in an entertaining battle with Moses.

Cameron: Instinctively moved to his right to help Johnson when necessary.

Besler: Conceded the penalty that allowed Moses to score from 12 yards.

Beasley: Solid until being replaced by understudy Chandler.

Beckerman: Improved in the second half and put in a decent performance as part of a three-man central midfield.

Jones: Caused havoc to Nigeria’s possession game without committing a single foul.

Bradley: Scampered upfield and chipped a lovely pass to Altidore to set up the second goal.

Bedoya: Wasted several good opportunities on the counter attack.

Dempsey: Robbed by Enyeama midway through the second half.

Altidore: Cut inside his marker and beat Enyeama for his brace.

Zusi: Found himself leading a three-on-one but couldn’t properly pick out a teammate.

Chandler: The right-footed left-back came on for a late cameo.

Diskerud: Took two shots in a bright 18 minutes.

Gonzalez: Was introduced in place of Altidore to help button down the hatches.

Wondolowski: Won’t play much of a part in Brazil.

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