Diego Gomez, Kamal Miller, DeAndre Yedlin, D
This grade may be unfair to Gomez; Tata played him on the left wing in the first half, a position for which he definitely is not equipped. He played better when he moved to the center after the break. Miller and Yedlin, though — two of our most important players, by the way — were too often caught flat-footed or simply out of position. Kerwin Vargas blew beat Yedlin for the game’s only goal, the latest in a series of miscues for the national team defender. The 30-year-old looks to be losing the pace that made him so dangerous for so many years.
So, that’s a wrap. The season was disappointing, but there are plenty of reasons for optimism in the next two years. Next year, I expect to be posting “3U3D” well into November. Up next: A China tour and a farewell match for Messi in Barcelona.