USA Player Ratings vs Wales: Pulisic Inconsistent in Draw

Christian Pulisic was not at his best in the United States’ 1-1 draw with Wales. Led by strong performances from Timothy Weah and the midfield, the Americans dominated the first half. However, the Welsh made several halftime adjustments and pulled out a draw after a late Gareth Bale penalty kick.

Matt Turner – 5

As Wales struggled to get any type of shot, Turner was left without much to do. However, he was erratic when coming off his line, at one point dropping a cross on a corner kick.

Tim Ream – 8

The 35-year-old, who has been in fantastic form of late for Fulham, had another strong outing. The centre-back was omnipresent on the backline, dominating Gareth Bale and Wales’ other forwards in the air.

Walker Zimmerman – 4

The Nashville defender played a deeper, covering role. With Ream dominating from an advanced position, Zimmerman did not have as much to do, but he committed an awful penalty late in the match, gifting a point to Wales.

Sergino Dest – 6.5

At the start of the match, Dest was active and engaged, helping move the ball down the right flank. However, an early yellow card hampered his efforts, and his second half was not as impressive.

Antonee Robinson – 7

Despite being dispossessed several times, Robinson worked well with Pulisic in the left channel. He was not needed in a defensive role and played high up the pitch throughout the match.

Weston McKennie – 8

From the central midfield, McKennie played a crucial shuttling role for the United States. The Juventus man helped connect the lines and was integral to the Americans’ overwhelming possession. While his passing was inconsistent, it was an impressive performance overall.

Tyler Adams – 8

With Wales looking much-improved in the second half, Adams came alive in the defensive midfield. The captain won a number of interceptions and tackles while restricting space in front of the centre-backs.

Yunus Musah – 7

Like McKennie, Musah’s strong play was essential to America’s retention of the ball. The midfielder’s distribution was top-notch, and he progressed the ball positively into dangerous areas of the pitch.

Christian Pulisic – 5.5

After a horrible start to the match, Pulisic seemingly found his footing in the 35th minute. The American got on the ball between the lines and played a perfect ball to Timothy Weah, creating the opening goal. However, his overall performance was subpar, as he provided poor service and lost possession often.

Timothy Weah – 8

From the right wing, Weah was the most dangerous American on the pitch. In the first half, he played in several quality balls and finished an easy one-on-one to open scoring.

Josh Sargent – 6

One of Sargent’s attempts hit the frame early on, and the striker’s hold-up play was essential to the United States’ opening goal. However, the Norwich man had a quiet second half and failed to find much time on the ball.


Brendan Aaronson – 7

Late in the second half, Aaronson replaced McKennie in the midfield. The youngster immediately helped quell Wales’ momentum, providing a spark both offensively and defensively for his country.

Deandre Yedlin – N/A

Kellyn Acosta – N/A

Haji Wright – N/A

Jordan Morris – N/A