I tracked every touch of the ball for all USA players in the recent match versus SWE. Each touch was classified by type (pass, shot, etc) and as either successful or unsuccessful according to pre-defined, objective criteria. Based on the data for this single match, I have calculated a simplistic provisional rating for each player that is a function of both the quantity and quality of touches per 90 minutes. This simplistic rating weights all touches equally. Obviously, some types of touches are more valuable than others (e.g., one successful save is more valuable than one successful tackle). Once I have collected sufficient data (4-5 matches worth), I will re-calculate final ratings with the proper weights for each touch type to be determined by the data. Code: rating player 122 Donovan 119 Moor 90 Corrales 88 Altidore 85 Davis 62 Edu 61 White 55 Kljestan 55 Clark 45 Noonan 43 Conrad 41 Twellman 38 Parkhurst 38 Robinson 34 Guzan 32 Rolfe 20 Goodson Given the limitations of the provisional rating discussed above, comparisons between players are probably only useful for players who play the same position. Hence, the forwards rated from best to worst are Altidore, Noonan, Twellman, and Rolfe. For outside mids, Donovan is rated significantly higher than Davis, White, and Kljestan, while for center mids, Edu is rated only slightly higher than Clark. For outside backs Moor is rated higher than Corrales, while the centerbacks rated from best to worst are Conrad, Parkhurst, Robinson, and Goodson. The final (weighted) ratings will enable all players to be rated on a common scale. Thoughts?