Tim Howard, 7 - Saved everything he needed to and came off his line to punch away the few crosses that came his way. You could see the joy on his face, finishing off this three-game set with a shutout.
Brad Evans, 6 - Looked a little lost in defense. Graham Zusi and Eddie Johnson didn't do him any favors, but he did recover, just didn't add enough to get more than a passing grade.
Omar Gonzalez, 6 - He did get burnt stepping to midfield in the first half, but otherwise managed a shutout, mostly chanceless defense.
Matt Besler, 7 - Positioned himself wonderfully and even provided some solid distribution. He is the best American defender, again, still, until further notice. Really, I'm just waiting for him to start banging in set-piece goals.
Fabian Johnson, 7.5 - His explosiveness on the overlap facilitated Altidore's opener. EJ and Zusi didn't help him out much tracking back. Still, he held his own and was nearly as effective going forward as he is from midfield. Almost. Keep in mind this was a largely bunkered opponent.
Michael Bradley, 7 - Metronomic when he needed to be, more aggressive at other times. The attack lacked a little creativity and it wasn't totally his fault. That said, his passing lacked the dynamism it's had lately. Maybe he's spoiled us.
Jermaine Jones, 7 - The booming diagonals he loves as much as we do weren't possible Tuesday. He covered his ground and stalled out Honduras's sparse attacks. The dummy in the buildup to Altidore's was most enjoyable. I'm most concerned by the last five minutes of the first half when he and Bradley seemed to run out of the requisite gas to press los Catrachos away.
Graham Zusi, 5 - He was OK going forward on the wing, but didn't do either of his full backs any favors, and as a result, put the US under more pressure than it otherwise would've been. Left-footed crosses missed several targets, too.
Clint Dempsey, 7 - Wasn't as individually productive as he usually is, but the Honduran back line had to respect him as a threat atop the eighteen-yard box. In a game where space was hard to come by, that can't be overstated.
Eddie Johnson, 5 - Presented the same problems Zusi did. And when he pinched in up top, he got in the way more than anything. I like his pace out there and his stepovers seem to work more often than they should. But he didn't do enough all-around as a midfielder. Given, he's not one.
Jozy Altidore, 8 - Took two men with him even 25-plus yards from goal in a game with little space. His finish was cool as could be, and easily could've been overshot by a less composed striker. Like Jozy a couple years ago.
Edgar Castillo, 6 - Didn't get beat going back and maintained a vertical threat. And that vertical threat opened up a few more yards to help the US kill off the game.
Brad Davis, 6 - Solid. Tracked back better than the guy he came on for.
Geoff Cameron, 7 - Bolted up the midfield and let Bradley go forward and orchestrate the game's favorable end.
Jurgen Klinsmann, 7 - It became apparent around halftime that there was no sub that would unlock the defense. Instead, he let the system and the players he selected get the job done.
- Jacob Klinger