Here's how USMNT players fared upon strengthening their hold on second place in the Concacaf Octagonal standings, nearing one of the region's three automatic Qatar 2022 spots.
United States Men's National Team Player Ratings
The FC Dallas product had freedom to get forward, and put in an assured performance in possession. Cannon showed exactly why the USMNT player pool has so much right-back depth.
Like Zimmerman, it was a relatively chill day at the office for the Atlanta United center back. Robinson's biggest impact came in possession, where he consistently worked the ball forward and linked up well with the midfield trio. He and Zimmerman, two MLSers, strengthen their case as the first-choice pairing with a +14 goal differential in six games (all wins) they've started together.
The Fulham defender wasn’t called on as much in attack as past games, but was a constant danger down the left with reliable service. Robinson was an absolute workhorse during the winter window.
A bright showing for the Heracles midfielder, who finally got a start in a competitive USMNT match. While the final ball didn’t always come off, de la Torre put in a creative and lively display that should earn him more minutes going forward.
The Juventus midfielder put on a clinic in midfield, ripping Honduras apart in the final third with incisive passing. Almost impossible to dispossess, McKennie routinely skated past a trail of frozen defenders. On top of that, he scored the opening goal with an authoritative header.
It was a quiet night for the newly-signed FC Augsburg striker, who never quite fully found the match. Pepi held the ball up well when he got it, though, and kept the Honduran center backs busy with some clever movement between the posts.
The Lille attacker deserved a goal with a near-perfect curling strike, somehow tipped past the post by Luis Lopez, and was again denied in the second half after a clever give-and-go with McKennie. Weah’s made a strong case to be a routine starter.
Berhalter’s side needed a strong performance here, regardless of how Honduras entered having already been eliminated from Qatar 2022 contention. The US roared to a rare hot start despite the frigid conditions, scoring just their third and fourth first-half goals of the Octagonal. After the disappointment in Hamilton, a resounding win was just what the doctor ordered.
The Chelsea attacker started on the bench but took no time to get involved when he entered in the second half. Pulisic drew a foul with his first touch and scored a goal with his second, lashing home a shot that left the Honduran ‘keeper frozen.
Aaronson was a constant nuisance to Honduras' defense during his 15-minute shift. The RB Salzburg attacker came a whistle away from earning a penalty kick and thought he’d bagged an assist until the offside flag cooled off his celebration.
The FC Dallas forward came on in relief of his former teammate but didn’t have time to really get involved.
The Seattle Sounders midfielder was brought on late to see out the result and nearly found his first USMNT goal.