Well that was uninspiring.
After three weeks of training together and eyeing Tuesday's friendly as an opportunity to claim some places on the A-Team, the U.S. men's national team had a hard time breaking down an inexperienced Canadian side and settled for a 0-0 draw in Houston. The result was never going to be of much consequence, but the fact that no player was really able to stand out with so much potentially on the line from an individual standpoint speaks volumes of the disappointment at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Billed as a chance to seize a permanent place on Jurgen Klinsmann's World Cup qualifying radar, few players stepped up over the course of the 90 minutes to show they belonged with the A-Team. Klinsmann has said that he will be taking about seven players from this roster to Honduras next week for the beginning of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying hexagonal, and if that is indeed the case, few of those players will be chosen based on Tuesday's performance. Here are U.S. player ratings from the match (as always, on a scale from 0-10):