USA blew a 1-0 lead to draw with Wales in their opening match of the 2022 World Cup.
Tim Weah scored in the 36th minute but Gareth Bale’s 82nd minute penalty salvaged a crucial point for the Dragons.
Tim Weah celebrates after scoring the opening goal of USA’s draw with Wales[/caption]
Here’s how SunSport’s Jordan Davies rated the States…
MATT TURNER – 6
Could have gone and stood in the desert for the first 45 minutes and still not had a shot fired at him, let alone ripple his net. Had no chance with the penalty, however.
SERGINO DEST – 6
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Picked up an unnecessary yellow card early on for a lunge on Neco Williams, but went on to play his part in an impressive defensive display, especially under pressure in the final stages.
WALKER ZIMMERMAN – 4
Was having one of the more comfortable nights of his international career, only to give away a clumsy penalty on Gareth Bale. Ultimately cost USA the win.
TIM REAM – 7
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Despite his tender years and 14-month absence from international action, he looked right back at home. Not that the Fulham defender was tested much by the Welsh forwards.
ANTONEE ROBINSON – 7
Flew up and down the left wing at will, causing Wales’ back five all sorts of issues, and was a nuisance in the tackle all night long.
YUNUS MUSAH – 8
Played well beyond his 19 years in a midfield three, driving forward with composure. Wales could have done with someone like him in their ranks.
WESTON MCKENNIE – 6
Another player to get cautioned with a silly challenge that left him stepping on eggshells, but showed maturity to stay composed come through that.
TYLER ADAMS – 7
The youngest captain for USA’s men at a World Cup, he led by his actions, covering every blade of grass across and dictating the tempo.
Everything good about the States came down the left through the Chelsea winger, darting around Welsh defenders before teeing up Tim Weah for the opener.
TIM WEAH – 8
Almost forced Joe Rodon into an own goal after finding some space down the right, yet made no mistake one-on-one with Wayne Hennessey just before the break.
JOSH SARGENT – 7
Missed glorious chance with header at near post inside 10 minutes, and did a lot of the donkey work that will perhaps go unrecognised leading the line.
BRENDEN AARONSON (MCKENNIE, 66) – 6
Somehow missed a free header from a floated Pulisic cross six minutes after entering the field.
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HAJI WRIGHT (SARGENT, 74), DEANDRE YEDLIN (DEST, 74), KELLYN ACOSTA (MUSAH, 74) – N/A, JORDAN MORRIS (WEAH, 87)
All four subs had little time to make a lasting impact, especially as Wales were dominating possession and pushing forward towards the end.