Pathetic. Really the only word for describing a 2-0 defeat in a crucial World Cup Qualifying Match against a team you have not lost to in 21 years. Guatemala scored twice in the first 15 minutes to take the lead and never looked back. Horrible defending from the USMNT and once again extremely questionable lineup and decisions from the coach Jurgen Klinsmann as the US drop to third in their World Cup Qualifying group.
Not fun rating such a horrid performance but here's the player ratings:
USMNT Player Ratings (out of 10):
Tim Howard, 4 - Welcome back Tim. Ok, done with the positives, should not let a ball under his legs on the 2nd goal, understand it was a breakaway but that is a no-no for keepers. Little he could do on the first goal as he stretch but could not reach the ball off Diskerud's butt (more on that soon)
Geoff Cameron, 5.5 - Got the start at RB, gave the ball away in the first half too many times. Moved to CB in the second and performed better.
Omar Gonzalez, 4 (off 66') - Allowed Ruiz to run free and was just poor overall. Probably not as bad as Orozco but that is like comparing a knee replacement to a colonoscopy.
Michael Orozco, 3 (off 59') - What exactly were you doing out there Orozco? Should probably put some blame on Klinsmann for just putting you there but not a CB type performance in a WCQ. I guess it was better in the second half until he was subbed.
Edgar Castillo, 5 - Not a horrible performance from Castillo but nothing completely stood out.
DeAndre Yedlin, 4.5 - Started at wing and moved to RB at half. Tried to use his speed but not much going for him going forward besides one cut back cross that could not be finished.
Michael Bradley, 2 - Captain of a poor performance. Shooting could not hit the broad side of a barn. I think he was aiming for the 50th row in the stands. Jekyll and Hyde performances once again.
Mix Diskerud, 1 (off 45') - Docking points because he was manhandled like a rag doll on the first goal that literally came off his butt as he was thrown to the ground off the corner. USMNT version of the Mark Sanchez butt fumble. When is the last time he played CM for the USMNT with Bradley? Huh?
Alejandro Bedoya, 5 - Should have scored twice, Nice runs and effort but poor finishing. Gave the ball away a few times in the attacking half to kill any chance. Like the effort he put in but just not good enough.
Clint Dempsey, 4 - Docking points because he should have finished multiple times but either a step slow or put it right at the keeper. Has to find the back of the net. Really created or was at the end of almost every chance but US needed a goal and he did not get it done.
Bobby Wood, 4 - Only real chance was a sliding effort he just missed. Nicely set up Dempsey for a shot on goal but again, US needed a goal and he could not find the net.
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann, -10 - I never grade the coach but just horrible. I could not resist. He once again spun the wheel of chance to choose a back line that has never played together. What in the world are you thinking?!?!?!
Darlington Nagbe, 5 (on 45') - Did ok, but nothing special.
Gyasi Zardes, 3 (on 59') - First touch is atrocious. Got caught offsides when there was no reason to be that could have been a great chance. Could not get crosses off when they needed to be.
Jozy Altidore, 5 (on 63') - Had a great chance late but could not put it pas the keepers leg. Would have been great to pull one back in the 83' but was not meant to be.