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Player ratings: USMNT outclassed by Japan in every way

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The USMNT showed a number of worrying signs in a 2-0 defeat to Japan on Friday, in the Yanks’ second-to-last friendly before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. [ MORE: Three things we learned from Japan vs USA ] To put it bluntly, it was a putrid performance from Gregg Berhalter’s side.

With a couple of starters missing due to injury and a lack of quality options at other positions, these are increasingly worrying times for the USMNT. Join our live Q&A over on NBC Sports’ YouTube channel following the Japan vs USMNT game on Friday, Sept.

23, as we will be live from around 10:30am ET to answer your questions! Below are player ratings from the USMNT defeat to Japan… GK – Matt Turner: 5 – As a shot-stopper, we know Turner is solid and more accomplished than Zack Steffen, the presumed no.

1b/2 goalkeeper (though currently injured), but the 28-year-old Arsenal backup was once again shaky in possession on Friday, giving the ball away either directly or indirectly on a handful of occasions during the disastrous first half. RB – Sergiño Dest: 5 – Berhalter quite clearly wants the USMNT to progress the ball through the center of the field, which is a bit strange for someone who ascended to his current job by coaching a (heavily) wing-reliant system at Columbus Crew.

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