Was a bit too casual while pushing an early long-range effort out for a corner kick. Otherwise had little to do.
Uncharacteristically messy on the ball in the first half, the center back looked stronger after intermission. Did look more comfortable alongside usual partner Gonzalez.
With minimal defensive responsibility, the left back jumped into the attack and provided another good option going forward. Gave way to Chandler at the half.
Looked very comfortable at right back, regularly threatening on the overlap and making the necessary plays defensively. His versatility remains crucial.
Was calm on the ball and came up with a couple of timely tackles while given his chance at center back. Replaced by Gonzalez at halftime.
Was typically strong in possession but couldn't thread the final ball necessary to unlock the Azerbaijan defense. Did react quickly to a loose ball in the buildup to Diskerud's goal.
Could have earned a pair of early assists when his set pieces found Wondolowski. Showed some creative flourishes but didn't always make the right decision. Came off for Davis after 45 minutes.
Showed admirable restraint in the holding midfield role underneath Bradley. That's an encouraging development for U.S. fans worried about his roaming tendencies.
Was a dynamic presence, on the left before halftime and on the right after. Did well to pinch inside and contribute defensively — key attributes in a diamond midfield.
Caused problems for Azerbaijan with his physicality up top, though he would have wanted to get on the end of more chances.
Put himself in position to connect with a pair of early set pieces from Zusi but directed them right at the keeper. Provided some strong, if slightly erratic, hold-up play.
Had a few shaky moments after coming on at halftime but settled in nicely alongside Besler. An encouraging outing.
Didn't look entirely comfortable at left back, though he did get stronger as the half went on.
Held his own defensively and made good decisions jumping into the attack without over-committing.
Was the Americans' best player after his halftime entrance. Should have earned a penalty kick when a foul was called just outside the box, then set the stage for Diskerud's tally with one set piece and assisted Johannsson's goal on another.
Made an immediate impact off the bench by slamming home the opener. Looked at home despite his new role on the right flank.
Came off the bench and promptly did what Wondolowski couldn't: convert an open header.