LOS ANGELES — No wins for the USA guys’s nationwide group in January.

After being up to Serbia 2-1 on Wednesday, a totally revolved beginning XI mosted likely to head to head with Colombia on Saturday however finished in an unexciting 0-0 draw.

The initial fifty percent had to do with as open as it might obtain, with both sides striking to and fro. Colombia took care of 9 shots, mainly created from careless U.S. free gifts, however just one struck the target, with the remainder prompting little damages. 

Paxten Aaronson had 2 of the USMNT’s 3 high quality opportunities to get hold of a lead, however Alvaro Montero responded wonderfully on the initial to log a conserve as well as a protector dispersed the 2nd prior to it foraged off the left article as well as headed out of bounds. 

Jesus Ferreira likewise provided a classy with round in the 32nd min to Matthew Hoppe running in behind the protection on the left flank, however his left-footed shot went straight at Montero.

The majority of the 2nd fifty percent was played in destiny as well as Stripes’ protective 3rd, however Colombia could not discover that minute of motivation for an advancement. The USA’ finest opportunities late came using totally free kicks from the left flank, however the crosses right into package could not obtain it done.


Allow’s examine the video game with immediate suit scores for the USMNT:

GK Sean Johnson – 6: Really did not need to do a lot with Colombia’s safe efforts, as well as his circulation was nearly standard.

RB DeJuan Jones – 6.5: Jones beamed on the right-hand side as well as used strong protection as well as violation, after that changed to left back in the last 10 mins as well as preserved the high quality. The 25-year-old need to return for even more chances along with even more flexible striking risks.

CB Pedestrian Zimmerman – 6: Had a slow-moving begin playing the round, which has actually never ever actually been a toughness, however succeeded in the 2nd fifty percent removing play prior to coming off for Jalen Neal.

CB Aaron Long – 5.5: Several free gifts in the initial fifty percent as well as one almost confirmed pricey, as well as still didn’t show any signs of improvement. Subbed off for Sam Rogers.

LB John Tolkin – 7: Made his USMNT debut and looked like one of the better players from either team. His best traits are going forward and providing width, but those opportunities came few and far between. Considering there’s no true No. 2 option behind Antonee Robinson, Tolkin deserves more reps.

CDM Kellyn Acosta – 6: Could’ve controlled the game better mainly playing in a single pivot role, but his passes weren’t always crisp and really did not offer much progressive play.

CM Eryk Williamson – 6: He came off at halftime but looked best in a deeper midfield role rather than going forward. 

CM Paxten Aaronson – 6.5: Brenden’s younger brother, Paxten got more involved in the first half and should’ve penned his name on the scoresheet. The second half was more quiet for him, but that theme spread across the team. He showed he could hang in a left center-mid role that requires defensive adeptness.

RW Paul Arriola – 5.5: He could’ve had an assist to Ferreira, but he offered little going forward and also didn’t reveal anything new as one of the veterans on the roster.

LW Matthew Hoppe – 6: He had an empty cameo against Serbia but finished this game as the most direct attacker. Playing him on the left flank was an intriguing move given he’s primarily played centrally, but his work rate as well as ball control in tight spaces stood out. His passes need more polishing, though.


CF Jesus Ferreira – 5.5: His pressing set the tone and he could’ve had an assist to Hoppe, but he also failed to get a shot off in a one-on-one situation, allowing the defender to recover. Not a convincing performance.


45” CM Alan Sonora – 6: He came on for Williamson and is known for his directness with his left foot, but having to do more defensive work hindered his opportunities.

62” ST Brandon Vazquez – 5.5: This isn’t necessarily a bad 5.5, but similar to Hoppe against Serbia, Vazquez had just six touches and didn’t impose himself when not getting service. 

65” RW Emmanuel Sabbi – 5: His first cap wasn’t a great one. The 25-year-old is best known for his straight-line speed, but didn’t offer a change of pace to Arriola’s time on the field. The sharpness just wasn’t there and he also got booked for a rough tackle from behind. 

69” CB Jalen Neal – 6:  He was among the standouts against Serbia and maintained that same quality in this game when challenged late on. He’s composed and stands his ground well, so expect to see him more in the future.

72” CB Sam Rogers – 6: It was a first USMNT cap for Rogers coming on late, and he also looked impressive winning ground duels and not misplacing a single pass. The 23-year-old didn’t play against Serbia but hopefully gets a longer look next time.

80” RB Julian Gressel – N/A: Played 10 minutes to close out the game, but not enough to warrant a proper rating.


Anthony Hudson – 5.5: You could see the thought process on rotating his whole 11 with only two games in the month, but the in-game management could’ve been much better. The main reason this grade is low is because a loss means nothing, so push for the win. Instead, with 10 minutes to go, he brings on a right back when the game needed even more directness, a person like a Cade Cowell, to bet for the win.

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