I don't think he was terrible. He stopped a few Honduran passing sequences yesterday in the first half. He just didn't do anything else, which is better than Jones's classic "Stop, try the Xavi half turn at half speed, lose the ball" move he did five times yesterday.
I don't rate him that highly as a player, but he was clearly a safe selection. He was playing in the hole where Bradley should have played, and where Bradley usually plays for Roma. I originally thought positioning Bradley this way might work, because he could have provided more service to our forwards in an advanced position, much like Espinoza did to us yesterday. Instead Bradley remained on an island up field because Jones and Williams can't distribute the ball. Then when he dropped deeper to get the ball, nobody was in the middle of the field to receive the ball.
In essence, Williams and Jones should not play together at the same time. Something we figured out last October.
This post was edited on 2/7 at 1:11 pm