USMNT vs Wales: Player ratings see Brooks and McKennie impress

Gio Reyna, USMNT (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)
Gio Reyna, USMNT (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images) /

Here are the USMNT player ratings after their friendly against Wales

The USMNT returned to action for the first time in more than eight months with a scoreless draw in a friendly against Wales. Here are the player ratings from Thursday’s contest at Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium.

The United States Men’s National Team was held scoreless for the first time since their 2-0 defeat to Canada in October of 2019, but they did keep their second clean sheet of 2020. With both sides without their heavy hitters like Gareth Bale and Christian Pulisic, here is how the USMNT lined up:

The USMNT played very well and looked the better side, but weren’t able to make all the possession count. Konrad de la Fuente had the best chance for the Americans, but his shot sailed over from short range. The Welsh had a chance in the second half, but Zack Steffen met it with a save. Here are the USMNT player ratings from their scoreless draw with Wales.


Zack Steffen- 7

Made all the required saves and kept the clean sheet, but he did have some dodgy distribution at times. Played the entire 90 minutes and looked solid for the most part.


Antonee Robinson– 5

Showed good pace, but got caught out of position on several occasions. Probably took a step in the wrong direction for his case for the starting job at left back.

John Brooks– 8

Excellent performance from the World Cup veteran, stapling his spot as the best center back that the USMNT has. Covered for Robinson well and read the game extremely well.

Matt Miazga– 5

Not his best performance. Picked up a yellow card in the second half due to a couple of his poor decisions. DId have some good passes to break the lines.

Sergino Dest– 6

Decent outing for the Barca right back. Had some skills and a good touch, but didn’t show much that wasn’t already known. Also picked up a yellow card in the 81st minute. Was expecting a little bit more considering his impressive displays in the past.

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Yunus Musah– 7

The 17-year-old Valencia midfielder looked pretty good overall but did have a bad giveaway in the first half. Needs to limit his touches in certain areas. Showed good composure and prowess with the ball. The USMNT could have a gem in Musah if they can keep him away from England.

Tyler Adams– 7

Solid performance with some good decision-making. Played well in the midfield sitting deep. Good to see him back in the midfield rather than at right back.

Weston McKennie– 8

The Juventus loanee showed how good he can be both on the attack and on the defensive end. Had good vision and seemed to be a step ahead of everyone else.


Konrad de la Fuente- 5

The Barca teenager had a mixed appearance on his USMNT debut. Had some good moments, but had a couple of sloppy moments in possession and missed a glorious opportunity to open his scoring account at the international level. Needs to get more experience and stay more involved.

Sebastian Lletget– 6

Did alright, nothing special. Had a couple of half-chances that didn’t quite pan out for him. Wouldn’t expect to see much of him at the false nine role in his future. Committed a couple of fouls later in the match.

Gio Reyna- 6

Not his best display, but wasn’t bad. Had a couple of sloppy giveaways in promising scenarios in the final third. Was expecting more given his recent performances with Borussia Dortmund.


Johnny Cardoso– 6

Looked to be a tough competitor after entering the match in the 71st minute and provided good energy. Picked up a yellow card in his debut for an aggressive challenge.

Ulysses Llanez- 6

Had an instant impact with a shot to test the keeper just seconds after coming on in the 71st minute, but didn’t do much after that. Keen to see more time in the future.

Timothy Weah– N/A

Good to see him back, but wasn’t able to get involved in the final 10 minutes.

Nicholas Gioacchini– N/A

Got 10 minutes under his belt, but didn’t have an impact.

Owen Otasowie– N/A

Made his debut in the last couple of minutes, but didn’t have a real chance to make an impact.

Reggie Cannon– N/A

Came on with a couple of minutes left, no chances.