U.S. lopsided loss to Colombia down to more than Turner’s 3/10 performance

The U.S. men’s national team kicked off its Copa América preparation with a 5-1 friendly defeat to Colombia on Saturday in Landover, Maryland.

The exhibition at Commanders Ground collision the garden operating when Colombia’s Jhon Arias opened the scoring within the 6th negligible. Via the nineteenth negligible, the South American citizens doubled their benefit later a bicycle kick from Rafael Borré despatched the ball past Matt Turner and into the again of the American citizens’ internet.

Later the halftime fracture, Gregg Berhalter’s squad appeared to have clawed its long ago into the sport later Tim Weah scored within the 58th negligible. Colombia supplied a rapid-fire reaction, although, with targets from Richard Rios within the 77th negligible, Jorge Carrascal within the eighty fifth and Luis Sinisterra within the 88th.

Following the pleasant, the USMNT will proceed its Copa América preparation with a pleasant in opposition to Brazil on June 12 at Tenting International Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Colombia will face Bolívia on June 15 at Empower Ground at Mile Prime in Denver.

Supervisor score (scale of 1-10)

Gregg Berhalter, 2 — Berhalter fielded a powerful XI, which in keeping with Opta, marked the primary year that every one USMNT starters have been tide membership gamers in Europe’s lead 5 leagues. However, the USMNT struggled in opposition to an opponent that used to be environment friendly and lively from the get-go. The hosts did smartly to in the end strive against again some momentum but in addition lacked actual warning within the ultimate 3rd. Credit score must be given later the sport plan unfolded and created the lone purpose, however it wasn’t plenty to keep away from the most important errors and the 3 targets allowed within the ultimate quarter-hour.

Participant rankings (1-10; 10 = best possible, gamers offered later 70 mins get incorrect score)

GK Matt Turner, 3 — Now not a lot he may just do to prohibit two of the targets, however must be puzzled for the others. A coarse night time on the workplace.

DF Joe Scally, 3 — Tough to mention Scally eased any worries in regards to the a lack of Sergiño Dest. Couldn’t do a lot with the ball in the future and used to be quite reasonable along with his defensive tasks.

DF Chris Richards, 4 — Didn’t do plenty to aid solidify the again order and become extra of a legal responsibility as the sport improved.

DF Tim Ream, 3 — May have halted Colombia’s first purpose, and a lack of ownership ended in the nook that created the second one. Ream additionally appeared shaky each year he held directly to the ball.

DF Antonee Robinson, 5 — A blended bag from the participant who used to be the most important along with his crosses and runs ahead, but in addition a supply of defensive mistakes.

MF Johnny Cardoso, 6 — Fumbled a ball that ended in one among Colombia’s targets, however general Cardoso made his presence identified along with his interventions within the center of the XI.

MF Weston McKennie, 4 — Extra used to be anticipated of the participant who had a shockingly reserved begin to the sport. Had some flashes of brilliance when he hooked up with Gio Reyna.

MF Gio Reyna, 7 — One of the crucial few shining spots for the USMNT, Reyna used to be essential along with his key passes and an noteceable probability author.

FW Tim Weah, 6 — Equipped a much-needed month of explosiveness later scoring early in the second one part, but in addition used to be dispossessed in bad disciplines.

FW Folarin Balogun, 4 — Honour must be given for his lend a hand, however he used to be continuously independent from his friends within the entrance order.

FW Christian Pulisic, 7 — The captain attempted to single-handedly lift the ball ahead within the first part and did smartly along with his duels, in conjunction with a header that collision the woodwork. Just lately completing his Serie A season, Pulisic used to be given simply 45 mins.


FW Haji Wright, 6 — Equipped some bad probabilities later being substituted on.

DF Cameron Carter-Vickers, 2 — The defender used to be within the middle of a leaky again order that collapsed past due in the second one part.

MF Malik Tillman, 5 — Wasn’t just about as efficient within the assault as Reyna later being substituted on for him.

MF Yunus Musah, NR — Got here on for McKennie with 19 mins of ordinary year extra.

FW Ricardo Pepi, NR — Took Balogun’s park within the U.S. assault within the 72nd negligible.

MF Luca de la Torre, NR — Noticed out the general seven mins of ordinary year later changing Cardoso in midfield.