The USMNT plowed through Trinidad & Tobago to start 2021 with a 7-0 win at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL on Sunday evening. While the opposition wasn’t quite up to speed, the USMNT expelled what was put in front of them in a match that was never in doubt. Gregg Berhalter’s starting XI included Matt Turner and Aaron Herrera, who made their USMNT debuts.
FC Dallas forward Jesús Ferreira was the star of the show, recording two goals and three assists in 65 minutes on the pitch. While a couple of substitutes disappointed, the starters were plenty to send U.S. fans home with a happy result and an excellent overall performance from the USMNT.
Safe to say that it was a positive ending to the January Camp. Here are the USMNT player ratings from their convincing 7-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago.
Matt Turner- 7
Largely nothing to do aside from a couple of passes and making a nice save to deny Trinidad of a consolation from the penalty spot. Came up with a big save to keep his clean sheet intact in his USMNT debut.
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Sam Vines- 7
Served a delicious ball on the first goal. Had another couple of fine plays, but didn’t have much to do after.
Aaron Long- 7
Had a fantastic header to assist the fifth goal for the USMNT. Was very solid overall and served as captain.
Put away the header for his first goal with the USMNT. Good display for the Atlanta United defender.
Aaron Herrera- 5
Made a good run and found himself 1 v 1 with the keeper, but couldn’t supply the finish. Had other occasions of sloppy play, wasn’t his best showing.
Sebastian Lletget- 6
Wasn’t as good as he normally is. Dropped back a bit too much at times and just didn’t impress a whole lot.
Jackson Yuveill- 6
Nothing earth-shattering against such poor opposition, but played his position well and kept the ball moving.
Was first to every ball, including two that led to goals for the USMNT.
Scored a brace, including a fantastic effort in the 55th minute to find the bottom corner. Did have a bad miss in the 15th minute where he headed the ball right back to the keeper despite the wide-open goal from a very short distance. Overall, Lewis put in an excellent performance and was very lively.
Jesús Ferreira- 9
A brace and three assists. Was nearly perfect, but did miss a good opportunity in the 25th minute and was caught offsides three times. Made the most of his opportunity and showed some good versatility. Was hoping he’d get more time to find a third goal, in which case he would have gotten a 10/10.
Paul Arriola– 8
Had a brace from two good finishes in addition to an assist. Always looked dangerous with the ball at his feet. Sign of good things to come after tearing his ACL to keep out for nearly all of 2020.
Andrés Perea- 5
Had a reckless and unnecessary high kick that was given as a penalty.
Daryl Dike- 5
Didn’t make the most of his debut with a couple of missed chances. Hopefully, it was just nerves, needs to be cleaner in future appearances.
George Bello– 7
Had a positive impact on the game. Had a couple of good deliveries that made me want to see more of him to get a better gauge of what he can do with the team.
Chris Mueller- N/A
Cristian Roldan- N/A
Tanner Tessmann- N/A