MIAMI, Florida – The 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League group stage has come to an end for the 12 teams involved in League A. There were many great performances during the March window of games, yet these 11 players stood out the most at their respective positions.
GK Yannis Clementia, Martinique – Clementia appeared in just one match but he delivered a top performance for Martinique, who played a man down for 55 minutes against Costa Rica. Clementia ended his night with 11 saves and eight clearances.
DF Fidel Escobar, Panama – Escobar was a workhorse for Panama in their massive 1-0 win at Costa Rica to clinch a CNL Finals berth. He made four clearances and completed 18 of 23 passes.
DF Bryan Tamacas, El Salvador – El Salvador went toe-for-toe with the United States in a 1-0 defeat and Tamacas was a big reason for that, with six clearances and one steal while completing 93 percent of his passes.
DF Auston Trusty, United States – Trusty completed all 31 of his passes during the 7-1 win versus Grenada and contributed an assist, steal and clearance.
MF Jonathan Osorio, Canada – Osorio was a wizard in the Canada midfield during the 2-0 win against Curacao and 4-1 home triumph over Honduras. He had a goal, an assist and completed almost 97 percent of his passes.
MF Christian Pulisic, United States – Pulisic had two assists and a goal against Grenada and would finish the window with six shots and more than 73 percent of his passes completed.
MF Adalberto Carrasquilla, Panama – Carrasquilla had an impact all over the field. He had a steal and made two clearances, plus registered a shot and completed all 28 of his passes.
MF Ismael Kone, Canada – Another composed national team performance from Kone, who completed almost 96 percent of his passes and had two steals to go along with a clearance.
FW Ricardo Pepi, United States – Pepi played a big role in both U.S. wins, notching a brace against Grenada, while coming off the bench to supply the only goal of the game in the 1-0 win versus El Salvador.
FW Cyle Larin, Canada – Larin was on target for Canada, scoring in the 2-0 win at Curacao and then two goals in three minutes against Honduras. He also had a clearance.
FW Bobby Reid, Jamaica – The Reggae Boyz attacker had one of the best goals of the window with a hard-hit, swerving shot that went blazing into the top right corner of net in Jamaica’s 2-2 draw at Mexico. Reid also had a steal on the night.