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USMNT 3-0 Honduras: Player ratings as Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic shine for the American side

Lizzy Becherano
Christian Pulisic scores minutes after coming off of the bench for USMNT
Christian Pulisic scores minutes after coming off of the bench for USMNT / Omar Vega/GettyImages
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The USMNT triumphed 3-0 against Honduras to clinch three points and become one step closer to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. The American side maintained their second place stance on the Concacaf table with 21 points in 11 games. 

An Early goal by Weston McKennieoff of a Kellyn Acosta set piece gave the American side the lead in the 8th minute of the match. The Juventus midfielder beat the first man to the ball, heading it past Luis López and into the upper right corner. 

The United States managed to double the score minutes later with yet another strategic set piece by the LAFC midfielder. Acosta curved the ball into the box to find captain Walker Zimmerman, who spun into position before finding the back of the net.  

The American side consistently dominated the match completely, recording 75 percent possession and 16 overall shots. 

The home side maintained a comfortable attacking rhythm before Berhalter made the necessary substitutions to maximize their potential on the pitch. Christian Pulisic entered the game for Jordan Morris, hitting the ground running. The Chelsea forward only needed two minutes before working off Zimmerman to find the third goal. 

The American team concluded the January/February international window with two victories and one loss.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Matt Turner
Matt Turner starts in goal for USMNT against Honduras / John Todd/ISI Photos/GettyImages

Matt Turner (GK) - 5/10 - Turner really did not make an appearance during the game as USMNT spent the majority of the time inside Honduras' half.

Reggie Cannon (RB) - 7/10 - Solid, but nothing wildly special.

Walker Zimmerman (CB) - 8/10 - Provided the necessary defense, but thrived when connecting with Acosta to score on the set piece.

Miles Robinson (CB) - 6/10 - An improvement after his confusing performance against Canada.

Antonee Robinson (LB) - 5/10 - It didn't take much for the defense during this game, but fine.

2. Midfielders

Kellyn Acosta
Kellyn Acosta thrived on set pieces against the Honduras / Omar Vega/GettyImages

Kellyn Acosta (CM) - 9/10 - Truly had a spectacular night making himself an integral part of every play beyond providing two assists through set pieces.

Weston McKennie (CM) - 8/10 -
Scored the first goal to get the game going before working to support the front line.

Luca De la Torre (CM) - 7/10 - Many expected him to crumble under pressure, but he stood his ground consistently throughout the 90 minutes.

3. Forwards

Tim Weah
Tim Weah started for USMNT against Honduras / Omar Vega/GettyImages

Jordan Morris (LW) - 8/10 - A shame he couldn't get his goal, but constantly tried to be creative inside Honduras' half.

Ricardo Pepi (ST) - 3/10 - Had about one opportunity before disappearing into the background noise inside Allianz Field.

Tim Weah (RW) - 8/10 - Great overall effort, ultimately couldn't get the goal but not due to lack of creativity or persistence.

4. Substitues

Christian Pulisic - 9/10 - Scored minutes after entering the pitch to do what is asked from a substitute.

Brenden Aaronson - 7/10 - Tried to match the rhythm of the match but couldn't solidify his efforts.

Cristian Roldan - 5/10 - Not given enough time to truly make a difference.

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