US Player Ratings From Holland Game

US Player Ratings From Holland Game

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 3, 2010
  • 2 Comments
  • Alejandro Bedoya, Carlos Bocanegra, Clarence Goodson, DeMarcus Beasley, Eddie Johnson, Heath Pearce, Holland, Jay DeMerit, Jonathan Bornstein, Jonathan Spector, Jose Francisco Torres, Jozy Altidore, Landon Donovan, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Robbie Findley, Stuart Holden, Tim Howard

Not a bad showing by the US against Holland. (Getty Images)

I won’t go too into the match just yet, I have a plan on re-watching some of it later on today but I did want to give my initial player ratings from this afternoon’s 2-1 loss to the Dutch in Amsterdam.

WVH USMNT Player Ratings:

Tim Howard – 7
Jonathan Spector – 5
Carlos Bocanegra – 7
Jay DeMerit – 5
Jonathan Bornstein – 2
Stuart Holden – 5
Michael Bradley – 5
Jose Francisco Torres – 5
Landon Donovan – 4
Jozy Altidore – 6
Robbie Findley – 4

Subs:
Maurice Edu – 4
DeMarcus Beasley – 7
Alejandro Bedoya – 6
Heath Pearce – 4
Eddie Johnson – 4
Clarence Goodson – 5

Top Three Players for US:

  1. DeMarcus Beasley – Off the bench he was very good today, probably much better than he’s been in recent games that I’ve seen him in. I like the idea of him still coming off the bench though instead of starting for the US.
  2. Tim Howard – He made his usual few big saves but got unlucky with the PK and the other goal. Still can’t blame this loss at all on Timmy, he worked his ass off as usual.
  3. Carlos Bocanegra – Got the lone goal on a great free kick by Beasley. He was so freakin’ open on that play it was ridiculous. He also did well in the back today for the US.

Overall it wasn’t a terrible game by the US. I thought Donovan was a ghost most of the game but that could be due to poor service from out of the back for him. Early on the US was too predictable in the midfield and in the final third. Robbie Findley was okay but really showed he has no shot at a roster spot in South Africa after getting over powered in this game by the Dutch defense. He has the speed to beat them but never really took people on like we would have liked.

Bad day for Bornstein though. First the penalty late in the first half and then the deflection for the second Dutch goal in the second half. I thought Bob Bradley should have subbed him at half for someone like Pearce but he’s got too much of a love fest for Bornstein.

Again, I hope to have more later on this game.

  • euroman

    Here's a tip for BB: Start Goodson, slide Boca left and get Johnny B off the field ( and hopefully off the Nat's) and actually get a result last night. Bornstein was out of his depth again…he's MLS & regional qualifiers only. It's easy to see why BB uses European players in the big events and when he doesn't a 'bornstein moment' happens like in Slovakia and Denmark.

  • euroman

    Here's a tip for BB: Start Goodson, slide Boca left and get Johnny B off the field ( and hopefully off the Nat's) and actually get a result last night. Bornstein was out of his depth again…he's MLS & regional qualifiers only. It's easy to see why BB uses European players in the big events and when he doesn't a 'bornstein moment' happens like in Slovakia and Denmark.