USMNT Player Ratings: Christian Pulisic Quiet, Antonee Robinson Hero in Qualifying El Salvador

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The U.S. men’s national team got the job done Thursday night, topping El Salvador 1-0 in a decisive World Cup qualifier that leaves the Americans in an envious position. With five matches left, they are approaching the lock status of a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It was Antonee Robinson’s winner in the second half that helped the United States to their third victory in their last four games.

But how did each player in this perform for Gregg Berhalter? Here are our player ratings for the match for each starter, replacing the manager.

All ratings are out of 10, and the higher the number, the better. For example: A zero would be a red card in the first minute and a 10 would be a dominant hat trick.

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USMNT Ratings

(GK) Matt Turner

90

He did not have to make a single rescue at night. It was a match where he was only a spectator, but he likes to take the zero.

6

(DEF) Sergino Dest

90

Decent, but not great. Continues to offer more going forward than in defense. Often a responsibility with its positioning.

5

(DEF) Walker Zimmerman

90

He did not have to tackle a tackle, because almost nothing got in the way. Was solid in his duels, won everything in the air and made no mistakes. Solid.

6

(DEF) Chris Richards

90

Not too sharp in his duels, but stepped up when needed. Calm on the ball and playing well beyond his years.

6

(DEF) Antonee Robinson

90

Scored the match-winning goal with a solid blow in the field in the second half. Also did so well to win the ball back. Saved his team in this one.

8

(MID) Tyler Adams

90

The engine in the middle. Had only one bad moment, for all the others were amazing. Demonstrated busyness, range for midfield coverage, and his pass was sharp. A stone in the middle.

8

(MID) Yunus Musah

89

Did not get much involved in the first half. He completed 98 percent of his passes, but did not get created for others. He probably should have scored.

6

(MID) Weston McKennie

90

The most well-informed American had his moments and always sought to distribute. He also threatened as usual in the air. Was the best creator on the field.

7

(FWD) Tim Weah

73

Super active, makes big runs down to the right. Dropped a bit as the fight went on, but was at times a threat. A solid excursion.

6.5

(FWD) Jesus Ferreira

72

Missed a good chance and a great chance in the initial 20 minutes. Never got over it. Was quiet the rest of the way and his run was nothing special.

4

(FWD) Christian Pulisic

65

Doubtful passing decisions at night, but managed to place the ball in some dangerous places. Finished with only one shot that was not on target.

4

Brenden Aaronson

Pulisic

Created almost the same number of chances in 25 minutes (two) as Pulisic did in 65 (three). This child should start more often than not.

7

Gyasi Zardes

Ferreira

Placed himself in dangerous places but never got a good look.

5

Jordan Morris

Weah

Only four touches in 16 minutes. Dangerous with one ball but had no other options.

6

Kellyn Acosta Musah Played only one minute regulation. REACH

Gregg Berhalter

Fire

He wants to take the win, but he could have been a little more proactive in his changes. Ricardo Pepi should have played, unless he is injured. Musah also needs to get a little taller to be effective. Decent enough.

6

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