U.S. Player Ratings
Goalkeeper Brad Guzan - 6: Made seven saves and had a generally good match. He cannot be faulted on either Colombian goal.
Defender DeAndre Yedlin - 5.5: Did not have a bad first half as a defender. He went forward occasionally and played solid defense, but he did not pass well. In the second half, he was moved to midfield where he played mainly a defensive role.
Defender Jermaine Jones - 6.5: Was again better than adequate in his new role in the center of defense. Helped move the ball forward in the first half and then when the U.S. was under constant pressure in the second half, he made clearance after clearance.
Defender John Brooks - 6: Paired well with Jones and had a steady performance. One major error was seemingly waiting for an offside call that never came on first Colombian goal.
Defender Greg Garza - 6: For the second match in a row, he had a very impressive performance for a young defender.
Midfielder Mix Diskerud - 4.5: It is probably best to say he had an off night and did not play his best either offensively or defensively. Once again, he looked a bit lost on attack, while still making a number of good defensive plays.
Midfielder Kyle Beckerman - 6: In his first post-World Cup start, he made many defensive stops when it was needed.
Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya - 6: He continues to contribute with a high work rate and some real skills. Was the best American attacker.
Midfielder Fabian Johnson - 4: After a poor first half in the midfield, he did somewhat better on defense, but over-ran Gutierrez and allowed him a free header to score the winner.
Forward Rubio Rubin - 5.5: One can’t ask much more of a young player earning his first cap against a quality opponent. He caused the Colombia defense problems and, at time, dropped well back into the defense to make plays.
Forward Jozy Altidore - 6: He showed he plays better when paired with another forward and is not the lone man on top. Again, he showed a high work rate, but did seem to fade late.
Midfielder Alfredo Morales (67th minute for Bedoya) - 5.5: Looked solid on defense as the U.S. was constantly pressured in the late going.
Forward Bobby Wood (67th minute for Rubin) - 5.5: He looked better than he has in other appearances. Almost had a goal on the best U.S. effort in the second half.
Defender DaMarcus Beasley (70th minute for Garza) - 5: Was not at his best in the late, tight going. Was not able to add much offensively.
Midfielder Lee Nguyen (78th minute for Diskerud) - 5.5: After a seven-year absence, he was rewarded for his terrific MLS season with this call-up. Made a couple of good plays, but otherwise did not contribute much.
Defender\midfielder Julian Green (86th minute for Yedlin) – NR Could not get over to cover Gutierrez on winning goal. He had little to contribute.
SoccerTimes U.S. Player of the Match: Jermaine Jones.