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0 vs 0
USA
USA
Played
November 15, 2013 3:05 PM EST
Hampden Park — Glasgow
Referee:‬ M. Oliver‎
Attendance:‬ 21079‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Scotland 0-0 USA

Goal takes a look at how the players measured up in the scoreless friendly between the United States and Scotland.

By Jon Arnold

  • David Marshall
    2
    0
    3.00

    David Marshall

    He didn't have too many shots come his way but stood tall when needed.

  • Alan Hutton
    2
    0
    2.50

    Alan Hutton

    Broke up one of the Americans' better chances in the second half. Not too helpful going forward.

  • Charles Mulgrew
    1
    0
    2.50

    Charles Mulgrew

    Had a good free kick that forced Howard to pay attention and was solid in defense.

  • Gordon Greer
    1
    0
    2.00

    Gordon Greer

    A solid if not spectacular performance from the defensive midfielder.

  • Grant Hanley
    1
    0
    2.00

    Grant Hanley

    Got fortunate in the 83rd minute when his desperation clearance bounced off Altidore and out of play instead of into his own net.

  • Steven Whittaker
    1
    0
    1.50

    Steven Whittaker

    Was beaten on the left side on several occasions and unable to take advantage of the space Bedoya and Evans left. Was rightfully the first sub.

  • Barry Bannan
    2
    1
    2.50

    Barry Bannan

    A good performance from the steely veteran with a couple of good entry passes and crosses.

  • Robert Snodgrass
    5
    0
    3.50

    Robert Snodgrass

    Snodgrass troubled the USA defense and was the closest player to scoring. He was the best player in the first half and challenged Howard in the 53rd minute as well.

  • Scott Brown
    1
    3
    2.00

    Scott Brown Top of the Match

    Applied some good pressure but didn't win the ball enough to make an impact off that pressure.

  • Craig Conway
    3
    0
    1.50

    Craig Conway

    Got into the right position on several occasions but did nothing positive with those chances, spraying a ball wide in the 35th minute and putting in an poor cross in the 67th.

  • Steven Fletcher
    2
    1
    2.50

    Steven Fletcher

    Had a couple of chances but couldn't put anything dangerous at Howard.

Substitutions

  • Lee Wallace
    1
    0
    2.00

    Lee Wallace

    Was probably a bit of an upgrade from Whittaker, who he replaced, but was also unable to capitalize down the left side.

  • Gary Mackay-Steven
    1
    0
    2.50

    Gary Mackay-Steven

    Came on with six minutes to the whistle.

  • Steven Naismith
    2
    1
    2.50

    Steven Naismith

    Didn't see much of the ball in his 10 minutes with the United States seeking a winner.

  • Ross McCormack
    2
    0
    2.00

    Ross McCormack

    Didn't really figure despite coming on with plenty of time to impact the match.

  • Tim Howard
    27
    0
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    Howard was his normal, consistent self with saves in the 53rd and 80th minutes proving his quality.

  • DaMarcus Beasley
    10
    10
    2.00

    DaMarcus Beasley

    The Puebla man had a nice bit of play in the 14th minute to outrun Hutton and win the ball. He'll have to do it more often for fans to feel comfortable with him defensively.

  • Geoff Cameron
    17
    8
    1.50

    Geoff Cameron

    Klinsmann sees Cameron as a center back, but Friday wasn't his best performance. Cameron was too easily lulled forward, leaving gaps for Scotland to exploit.

  • Omar Gonzalez
    12
    18
    1.50

    Omar Gonzalez Flop of the Match

    Gonzalez had a dreadful stretch in the first half when he made mistakes on the offensive and defensive end in quick succession. His play aerially was good, but he still needs to limit errors.

  • Alejandro Bedoya
    17
    8
    2.00

    Alejandro Bedoya

    Bedoya showed his speed on a few occasions but was too invisible too often for a player fighting for a spot in Brazil.

  • Brad Evans
    8
    15
    1.50

    Brad Evans

    Getting beaten consistently by Scottish attackers won't inspire confidence that Evans is ready to play fullback against teams in the World Cup.

  • Jermaine Jones
    9
    16
    1.50

    Jermaine Jones

    Gave away possession too frequently and didn't "destroy" as often as he usually does.

  • Michael Bradley
    35
    3
    2.50

    Michael Bradley

    Bradley showed why he was missed by the USA when he was out with injury. He provides a safety blanket and nearly always makes the right pass. He couldn't, however, do it all and create goals Friday.

  • Sacha Kljestan
    19
    10
    2.50

    Sacha Kljestan

    Kljestan was put into a playmaking role instead of his normal defensive spot. He had a decent first half but wasn't able to create anything for himself or Altidore.

  • Jozy Altidore
    16
    7
    2.00

    Jozy Altidore

    Altidore didn't get involved in the first half, mostly because he had no service. He performed much better when he had attacking help in the latter portions of the match.

  • Eddie Johnson
    2
    24
    1.50

    Eddie Johnson

    EJ was able to defend well but in the attacking zone, where he was needed most, it wasn't clear exactly what role he was attempting to fill.

Substitutions

  • Brek Shea
    36
    2
    3.00

    Brek Shea

    His run down the left side in the 85th minute showed why Klinsmann continues to call Shea into the squad despite the lack of action at Stoke City. Provided a needed jolt and nearly set up a winner.

  • M. Diskerud
    22
    1
    1.50

    M. Diskerud

    Mix wasn't able to impact the game when he was in for the last half-hour. Saw little of the ball.

  • Terrence Boyd
    10
    7
    2.50

    Terrence Boyd

    Substituted on in stoppage time.

  • Aron Jóhannsson
    44
    2
    3.50

    Aron Jóhannsson

    He wasn't able to get on the score sheet, but the USA was noticeably more positive in the second half when he came on. The AZ man continues to lobby for more time.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Rank/Player Position Team Rating
1. A. PulidoStrikerMexico3.67
2. C. PeñaMidfielderMexico3.33
3. Rafa MárquezDefenderMexico2.83
4. RodríguezDefenderMexico2.83
5. L. MontesMidfielderMexico2.83
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
A. Pulido A. Pulido
Striker
Tigres
4 0
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
San Jose Earthquakes
3 0
Neymar Neymar
Striker
Barcelona
3 0
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
2 0
Ivica Olic Ivica Olic
Striker
Wolfsburg
2 0