The USMNT punched their ticket to the CONCACAF Nations League Final with a late 1-0 win against Honduras in Denver. Here are the player ratings from Thursday’s win.
The United States Men’s National Team weren’t great in the semifinal, but they got the job done. They now move on to Sunday’s Nations League Final against Mexico, who defeated Costa Rica 5-4 on penalties.
Here is the USMNT lineup for their match against Honduras.
Still scoreless until the 86th minute, it was Rennes forward Jordan Siebatcheu who scored the winner with an unstoppable header from six yards out. The match was far from pretty, but they got the crucial winner in normal time, avoiding an unpredictable penalty shootout that seemed destined the longer the game went scoreless.
Here are the USMNT player ratings from Thursday’s 1-0 win for the USMNT.
Zack Steffen- 6
Had several very well kept saves, but had one major blunder and another that nearly gifted Honduras a goal.
Antonee Robinson- 5
Didn’t do enough in the attack. Was largely invisible for much of the match aside from a fantastic cross to Sargent around 30 minutes in.
John Brooks- 7
All over the place right from the get go. Didn’t shy away from any battles. Did have a bad giveaway that led to Honduras nearly scoring at the end of the first half. Also got undressed by Elis late on that nearly led to a Honduras equalizer.
Mark McKenzie- 6
A pretty quiet game for the ex-Union defender. Not many errors, nothing spectacular.
Sergiño Dest- 4
Not a good performance based on his previous standards. Wasn’t quite as effective in the attack and had some struggles defensively against Alberth Elis.
Jackson Yueill- 6
Showed for the ball well, but also got caught out of position on several occasions.
Weston McKennie- 7
Unable to direct a free header towards goal in the first half. Kept the chance alive for Siebatcheu’s winner with the assist.
Sebastian Lletget- 5
Was waiting for him to come through with the big goal, but it never came.
Christian Pulisic- 6
Had some excellent touches and runs, but didn’t get on the ball enough. Needs to find a way to be more involved, even when being hounded by the defense.
Josh Sargent- 7
Didn’t do too much going forward, but had a sensational goal-saving defensive header facing his own goal.
Giovanni Reyna- 7
Had some excellent touches, but couldn’t apply the finish at the end of an excellent run in the 10th minute.
Reggie Cannon- 6
Nothing special. Came on in the 78th minute and did well.
Matt Miazga- N/A
Came in for Pulisic in stoppage time.
Kellyn Acosta- 6
Not too much time to prove himself, but did fine.
Jordan Siebatcheu- 9
Provided an excellent header in a crucial moment as an unlikely super-sub. What a time to score your first goal for the USMNT.
Brenden Aaronson- 6
Smart to let the ball run for Siebatcheu to head home. Played well overall.