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Posted at 01:46 AM ET, 08/11/2011

U.S. soccer match report, goal video, ratings

In Juergen Klinsmann’s U.S. coaching debut, the Americans found their way in the second half to draw with Mexico, 1-1, before 30,138 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Video of Robbie Rogers’s 73rd-minute equalizer:

For U.S. player ratings by Post colleague Paul Tenorio and me.....

Tim Howard: 6. Not at fault on goal and largely unbothered.

Steve Cherundolo: 6. No major defensive issues, picked his spots to get involved in the attack.

Michael Orozco Fiscal: 7. Solid, composed, cleaned up mistakes, promising performance.

Carlos Bocanegra: 7. With young players on either side, showed leadership.

Edgar Castillo: 3. Exposed throughout the first half, rough outing.

Jermaine Jones: 5. Didn’t put his stamp on the match, distribution remains an issue.

Kyle Beckerman: 7.5. Comfortable in deep midfield role, kept things simple, covered acres of space.

Landon Donovan: 6. Labored to influence match in first half, provided more space after the hour mark and was then able to create.

Michael Bradley: 4. Wasn’t comfortable in attacking role, failed to orchestrate, clearly more suited for deeper slot.

Jose Torres: 6. Shaky on the flank but helped change the game when he moved inside with his ability to hold ball.

Edson Buddle: 5. Worked hard with little support and didn’t receive much service.

Brek Shea: 8. Ambitious, assertive, courageous runs. Perfect fit for Klinsmann’s attacking desires.

Juan Agudelo: 6.5. Ran at defenders, pressured backline, made smart run to initiate goal sequence.

Robbie Rogers: 7.5. Immediate impact getting into box for simple finish, displayed acceleration and creativity on the ball.

Ricardo Clark: 6. Reinforced defensive effort in closing moments.

Juergen Klinsmann: 7. Ambitious selections and formation seemed to backfire, but was willing to make tactical adjustments and showed confidence in young players with three key substitutions leading to the equalizer.

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