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USA vs. Costa Rica, 2019 friendly: SSFC Man of the Match

Four players stood out for the USMNT, but a goalscorer was your Man of the Match.

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The United States Men’s National Team completed January Camp Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 defeat of Costa Rica in San Jose, California. Gregg Berhalter’s first camp as USMNT head coach was deemed a rousing success with that victory as well as the 3-0 beating of Panama last weekend in Arizona. The win against Costa Rica was one that saw two second half goals after a first 45 minutes that were dull at best on both sides.

Against the Ticos, we saw four players who had performances that were rated much higher than the rest of the team: Nick Lima, Sebastian Lletget, Paul Arriola, and Jonathan Lewis, who each had a match rating of over 7.000. In the end, the Stars & Stripes FC community voted Sebastian Lletget as the Man of the Match. He subbed on in the 63rd minute and scored the USMNT’s first goal in the 80th minute. Eight minutes later, he assisted on Paul Arriola’s goal and proved to be the difference for the Americans.

The ratings for the USMNT:

Zack Steffen - 6.709

Nick Lima - 7.151

Walker Zimmerman - 6.352

Aaron Long - 6.148

Daniel Lovitz - 5.094

Cristian Roldan - 5.806

Wil Trapp - 5.867

Djordje Mihailovic - 5.913

Corey Baird - 5.107

Gyasi Zardes - 5.048

Paul Arriola - 7.385

Sebastian Lletget - 7.898

Jonathan Lewis - 7.020

Christian Ramirez - 5.949

Was Sebastian Lletget your Man of the Match? Was it someone else? Who was your standout from January Camp? Hit the comments and discuss!