It's not really so much that any of the subs were individually poor or below expectations, they were just clearly not difference makers when we needed someone to step in and change the game. None of the guys brought on were ever gong to do that and only Boyd (and that's a big maybe) had any capability of actually changing things significantly when you took a look at that bench. Player selection issues hampered his team as we ended up with zero options to make a late push possible against a decent team. If anything, we were worse for the changes. Still, if I'm honest, I can't say a 1-0 loss against Mexico in a final where we had plenty of chances for a goal would have sounded like a complete failure for this team after they did the work of considerably lowering expectations by being garbage in the pre-tournament friendlies. Heck, if you'd have asked me after the Chile game if I would take making the final and losing to Mexico in a close game by a goal, I'd have grudgingly taken it. So at least things are trending upward compared to before the Gold Cup.