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U.S. Men vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina

MNT vs. GUA

Castrol Index: Jozy Altidore, John Brooks, Michael Bradley Top Castrol Index in Comeback Victory Against Bosnia-Herzegovina

The U.S. Men’s National Team rallied for a 4-3 victory against FIFA’s No. 13-ranked Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium in Sarajevo. The international friendly helped serve as preparation toward the USA’s resumption of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying in September.

U.S. MNT forward Jozy Altidore topped the Castrol Index with 1,713 points. Altidore became the first USA player to score in five straight matches, and he did so with a second-half hat trick. It was Altidore’s second career three-goal game, joining Landon Donovan and Peter Millar as the only players to post two career hat tricks. Altidore now has 20 career goals, sitting in seventh place on the all-time list. He also assisted Eddie Johnson’s 55th-minute goal to start the USA’s dramatic rally.

Altidore’s score is the highest ever on the Castrol Index, topping Clarence Goodson’s 1,618 points during the USA’s 6-0 victory against Guatemala on July 5. Altidore is tied for the team lead with seven goals in 2013, matching Landon Donovan. That mark also is a new personal best for Altidore, surpassing his six-goal campaign in 2009.

Defender John Brooks earned his first U.S. MNT cap and start, and he was the second-ranked player on the Castrol Index with 801 points. Brooks played the full 90 minutes and his first assignment with the USA was marking Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko. The 6-foot-4, 20-year-old center back holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Germany.

Midfielder Michael Bradley was third on the Castrol Index with 700 points, playing the full 90 minutes and assisting Altidore’s third goal in the 86th minute against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Castrol Index
Rank Player Name Position Minutes Played Index
1 Jozy Altidore Forward 90 1713
2 John Anthony Brooks Defender 90 801
3 Michael Bradley Midfielder 90 700
4 Eddie Johnson Forward 63 617
5 Fabian Johnson Defender 79 598
6 Geoff Cameron Defender 90 527
7 Brad Evans Midfielder 87 441
8 Alejandro Bedoya Midfielder 63 417
9 Jermaine Jones Midfielder 70 387
10 Tim Howard Goalkeeper 90 355
11 Aron Johannsson Forward 28 333
12 Edgar Castillo Defender 45 319
13 Mikkel Diskerud Midfielder 45 203
14 Joe Corona Midfielder 27 114
15 Sacha Kljestan Midfielder 20 108
16 Michael Parkhurst Defender 11 89
17 Bobby Wood Forward 3 0
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