U.S. player ratings vs. Peru

Written By Goal.com

Ratings for the U.S. players who participated in the Americans' 2-1 friendly victory over Peru on Friday in Washington. Players are rated on a scale of 0 (worst) to 5 (best) stars.


Brad Guzan: 2 1/2 stars. Couldn't do much on Peru's goal with a wicked deflection sending it over his head. Made two massive saves back-to-back to keep the score at 1-1 in the second half.

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Tim Ream: 2 1/2 stars. Pushed out to the left fullback spot. Lacks the pace to really cover there but did well enough on the defensive end. Limited to lumping balls forward to Zardes as an attacking option.

John Brooks: 2 stars. Ghosted once or twice by Jefferson Agustin Farfan but had a lot asked of him. Had a golden chance to level the match but blew his shot up over the top. Not his best showing.

Omar Gonzalez: 2 stars. Had one headed chance from a corner that went wide but was also slow to close down Daniel Chavez on Peru's opener. Came off at halftime.

Michael Orozco: 1 1/2 stars. Nothing special from the fullback. Gave away one bad foul and the USA didn't have enough of the ball for him to add to the attack.


DeAndre Yedlin: 3 stars. Played as a right mid and showed flashes of the danger Sunderland hopes he can bring, taking on defenders and whipping in a few dangerous balls. Played his part in the USA's second goal by getting in down the right.

Alejandro Bedoya: 1 1/2 stars. Asked to play in the middle with Jermaine Jones and never really looked comfortable. Came off at halftime.

Jermaine Jones: 2 1/2 stars. Finally back in with the team and had a decent run out. Was under pressure for much of the first half as Peru dominated play but had one good dash forward that ended with a shot forcing a save. Looked better in the second half with Mix Diskerud beside him.

Gyasi Zardes: 3 1/2 stars. Did well when on the counter, often finding himself in a match for speed against Carlos Zambrano. Set up Altidore's second goal.


Jozy Altidore: 3 1/2 stars. Nearly leveled the match when he pounced on a poor back-pass but the angle was tight once he rounded the keeper. Earned a penalty, had it saved and then scored the rebound. Netted a second off a deflection from a Zardes shot.

Bobby Wood: 1 1/2 stars. Offered very little in the first half. Showed his willingness to run in behind but not the technique to really trouble Peru's back line.


Geoff Cameron: 3 stars. Showed some bite after coming on and helped slow down the Peru attack.

Matt Besler: 3 stars. Came on later in the second half and helped hold off the late push from Peru.

Ventura Alvarado: 2 1/2 stars. Came on in the second half and looked comfortable enough.

Mix Diskerud: 3 stars. Did well to press and close down the Peru midfield that had it very comfortable in the first half.

Daniel Williams: 2 stars. Replaced Jones and did basically the same job, sitting in front of the back line and limiting Peru's space in midfield.

Aron Johannsson: 2 1/2 stars. Very active after coming on. Clear jump in quality over Wood.

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