Fanteractive Game Breakdown for T&T MNT @ USA MNT by AndyB

FIFA

T&T MNT (V) vs. USA MNT (H)

FirstEnergy Stadium
Cleveland


Saturday Jun 22,2019 08:00 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by AndyB for USA MNT

Post Game Report Card

Overall Performance
Overall Team Grade
A
Execution
A
Offensive Play
A+
Defensive Effectiveness
A-
Overall Match Quality
A-
Player of the Match
Paul Arriola
Overall Game Assessment
The United States Men's National Team finally showed you what they were capable of. While they were a little tentative in the 1st half, they really broke out in the 2nd half to blow away Trinidad int he end. There was a lot to like on offense. They were brilliant on the attack. They probably could have won 10-0 in this one with some of the top opportunities that hit the post or needed a great save from the T&T goalie to deny the opportunity. The US defense was strong, but it also did get lucky on several T&T chances and some great Zach Steffen saves.
Unit Performance
Offensive Performance
Generating Scoring Opportunities
A+
Finishing
A
Corner Kicks
A-
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
B+
Controlling Tempo/Possession
A+
Generating Pressure
A+
Offense Comments
Spectacular offensive performance! They not only had a scoring blowout, but they were also great goals!The offense had their break out performance and let's hope they can carry the momentum. Arriola was brilliant - active throughout and it paid off with a goal. Pulisic was solid as well. Everyone contributed in this one.
Defensive Performance
Goalkeeping
A+
Executing Defensive Game Plan
B+
Controlling Offensive Pressure
B+
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
B+
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
B
Transition/Counterattack
A-
Defense Comments
T&T did have some very good scoring opportunities and the USA was lucky to come out with a clean sheet in this one.
Midfield Play
Maintaining Possession
A
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
A+
Defensive Support & Transition
B+
Controlling Tempo
A
Midfield Comments
Coaching
Game Strategy
A
Overall Preparedness
A+
Lineup & Substitutions
A
In-Game Management
A
Coaching Comments
Player Performance
Player
Pos
Grade
Aaron Long (33)
DF 
A+ 
Excellent game - 2 goals and some nice defensive stops. Could also be a Man of the Match in this one.
Christian Pulisic (22)
MF 
Excellent match. Set up the first goal on a nice far post cross to Long. Creative and elusive throughout the game.
Gyasi Zardes (11)
FW 
A- 
He was invisible for a lot of the first half, but he broke out in the 2nd with two goals. The second one was a beauty!
Jordan Morris (13)
FW 
An assist to his record in this one. He was a late sub, but took advantage of the opportunity and set up some nice chances.
Michael Bradley (26)
MF 
B+ 
Good game for him. Played well in possession.
Nick Lima (24)
DF 
B+ 
Solid game, particularly on the attack. Got caught a few times on defense.
Paul Arriola (7)
MF 
A+ 
One of the best games we have seen from him. The goal was a capper on a great night.
Tyler Boyd (21)
FW 
B+ 
Walker Zimmerman (25)
DF 
B+ 
Weston McKennie (2)
MF 
A- 
Spunk and some great energy in this one.
Zack Steffen (23)
GK 
Solid game. Not many opportunities, but he did step up on several tough saves to preserve the shutout.