U.S. Soccer Player Ratings vs. Uruguay: Matt Turner not doing enough in goal; USMNT attack does little

The Copa America has come to an end for the United States After losing to Uruguay1-0, which was a surprising elimination in the group stage. With only four shots on goal during a match in which they had to overcome Panama and win to advance, the United States team did not do enough. Players who were at the 2022 World Cup like Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams and Christian Pulisic left a lot to be desired but let’s see how he fared:

Goalie: Matt Turner

He is rarely tested in goal. The one time the ball came to Matt Turner, he allowed a rebound from which Uruguay scored. He just needs to be moved out of the middle of the field.
Rating: 5

Right back: Joe Scally

Joe Scally looked limping after the break but was able to continue in the game and put in a lot of effort in defence. Scally didn’t touch the ball much due to the state of the game but did what he could.
Rating: 6

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Center of back: Chris Richards

We know that as long as he’s healthy, Chris Richards will be one of the starting center backs for the United States at the 2026 World Cup. Assured in the air and eager to try things, he’s good with the back-passes he does well.
Rating: 7

Center of back: Tim Ream

Like Richards, Tim Ream did a great job in defence that was thwarted by a goal that was possibly offside. It was a solid performance as the defence did its job on the night.
Rating: 7

Left side: Antonée Robinson

Against Uruguay, Antonee Robinson was unable to attack as much as he usually does, but he still managed to get shots on target and completed most of his passes. More was needed, but the defenders were not to blame.
Rating: 6

Midfielder: Tyler Adams

I’m not sure why Tyler Adams played the entire game, but outside of a few moments of connection play with Cristiano PulisicAdams didn’t make much of an impact either defensively or offensively as, despite his past importance to the USMNT, we haven’t seen that guy in a while due to injuries.
Rating: 5

Midfielder: Weston McKennie

Like most of the midfield, it was a game to forget for Weston McKennie. He only had one shot and is not very creative, so he was far from his best.
Rating: 4

Midfield player: Yunus’s music

Yunus Musah was called into action when Gio Reyna moved to the wing and barely touched the ball despite the U.S. only narrowly losing possession. He was involved in the defense, but with the attack quiet, more was needed.
Rating: 6

Forward: Christian Pulisic

Was the weight of the occasion too much for Christian Pulisic? He was fouled frequently, but had opportunities to create plays when he couldn’t include other members of the attack. Folarin Balogun and alongside him Tim Weah, Pulisic struggles with the lack of space.
Rating: 4

Forward: Folarin Balogun

Folarin Balogun, who was unfortunate to suffer an injury in the first half, tried to fight his way into the match but was unable to, leaving a huge void in the USMNT attack.
Rating: N/A

Forward: Gio Reyna

Reyna moved to the wing due to Tim Weah’s suspension and created some opportunities, but when the team takes eight shots in a full game, the offense needed to produce. There were times when Reyna had to be more selfish, as this is a time when you have to grow.
Rating: 5

Substitute: Ricardo Pepi

Pepi came into the match in place of Balogun, who was injured. It is not enough for a striker not to shoot when it comes to winning or going home. There was a moment when Haji Wright should have found Pepi, which could have resulted in a goal in a match that could have been decisive.
Rating: 5

Substitute: Josh Sargent

He only played 18 minutes, but at least he shot when he touched the ball.
Rating: 6

Substitute: Haji Wright

He brought a much-needed boost to the game, but had to think several times about passing instead of shooting.
Rating: 5

Substitute: Malik Tillman

He came in to close out the game and even got the shot off, which is more than most starters could say. Maybe Malik Tillman should have played more minutes.
Rating: N/A

Manager: Gregg Berhalter

There wasn’t much to complain about in the first half as the United States kept Uruguay at bay, but in the second half, when they had to attack, Gregg Berhlater’s limitations became apparent. It’s time for a change of mentality and tactics in the team and that starts at the top.
Rating: 4

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