U.S. Soccer

U.S. Men vs. Jamaica


Castrol Index: U.S. Men's National Team Earn Crucial Three Points in Hexagonal with 2-1 Victory on the Road Against Jamaica

U.S. Men's National Team forward Jozy Altidore took home the highest Castrol Index score after the -1 victory match with a rating of 1,093, putting him more than 300 points clear of second place finisher Matt Besler (765).

Altidore provided the U.S. with a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute when he headed home a Graham Zusi cross. With his performance against Jamaica, Altidore has broken into the top five of the World Cup Qualifying aggregate index with a total score of 2,117, trailing Omar Gonzalez, Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley and Geoff Cameron.

Besler's second-place score bumped him up to eighth in the aggregate rankings with a total score of 1,784 after just two matches. Besler made his first start in a World Cup Qualifier on March 26 in the 0-0 draw in Mexico.

Bradley (672), Graham Zusi (672) and Brad Evans (649) round out the top five scores against Jamaica. Bradley now finds himself in third place in the aggregate rankings with a score of 2,673 and has played every minute in all four World Cup Qualifiers in 2013. Zusi moved up to sixth place and is just one point behind Altidore in fifth with a total score of 2,116.

Evans, who made his first start at right back in the international friendly victory against Germany, provided the late-game heroics. His first international goal provided the USA the win just three minutes after the Jamaicans had equalized. His Index score of 649 was good enough for fifth place, while Gonzalez came in the sixth spot with a score of 601.

Overall, Gonzalez hangs on to the No. 1 score in the aggregate rankings with a score of 3,071.

Castrol Index
Rank Player Name Position Minutes Played Index
1 Jozy Altidore Forward 83 1093
2 Matt Besler Defender 90 765
3 Michael Bradley Midfielder 90 672
4 Graham Zusi Midfielder 90 672
5 Brad Evans Midfielder 90 649
6 Omar González Defender 90 601
7 Tim Howard Goalkeeper 90 562
8 Clint Dempsey Midfielder 90 424
9 Fabian Johnson Defender 76 381
10 Jermaine Jones Midfielder 59 368
11 DaMarcus Beasley Midfielder 90 366
12 Geoff Cameron Defender 31 144
13 Eddie Johnson Forward 7 0
14 Edgar Castillo Defender 14 0