Player Ratings: Dempsey, Altidore shine in U.S. win over Germany
Coming off a 4-2 drubbing against Belgium on Wednesday, the U.S. men's national team was in serious need of a confidence boost. On an individual level, so was international-goal-starved Jozy Altidore. Both emerged from RFK Stadium with those aspirations met.
The USA turned in its best attacking performance in some time with a 4-3 victory over Germany in the Centennial Celebration match, with Altidore breaking his 19-month international goal-less skid by netting the opening goal in the 13th minute, plus a pinpoint assist to two-goal-scorer Clint Dempsey later. As three World Cup qualifiers wait on the horizon, the Americans have plenty of positive momentum -- even if Germany was missing the vast majority of its A-squad players -- to build off of heading into matches where the results truly matter. Here are the player ratings from the match (as always, on a scale of 0-10):