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AFP

McLeish’s second spell as Scotland boss starts with Costa Rica defeat

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Glasgow (AFP) – Alex McLeish saw his second spell as Scotland manager start with a defeat as Costa Rica won 1-0 in a friendly international at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on Friday.

A Scotland side showing four debutants was undone by Marco Urena’s 14th-minute goal in a repeat result of Costa Rica’s victory over the Scots at Italia 90 - the Central Americans’ first match at a World Cup finals.

McLeish’s second spell as Scotland boss starts with Costa Rica defeat

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Glasgow (AFP) – Alex McLeish saw his second spell as Scotland manager start with a defeat as Costa Rica won 1-0 in a friendly international at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on Friday.

A Scotland side showing four debutants was undone by Marco Urena’s 14th-minute goal in a repeat result of Costa Rica’s victory over the Scots at Italia 90 - the Central Americans’ first match at a World Cup finals.

Scotland friendly revives memories for Costa Rica’s Ramirez

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Glasgow (AFP) – Costa Rica manager Oscar Ramirez will hope to repeat the success he enjoyed as a player when his side face Scotland in a Hampden Park friendly on Friday.

Ramirez was in the Costa Rica side that beat Scotland 1-0 in their opening group match of the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

Spain to play Russia in friendly: Spanish football federation

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Madrid (AFP) – Spain will play 2018 World Cup hosts Russia on November 14 as part of their build-up for next summer’s finals, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) announced Friday.

The RFEF said they had also organised a game against 2014 World Cup quarter-finalists Costa Rica on November 11 in Malaga.

Spain to play Russia in friendly: Spanish football federation

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Madrid (AFP) – Spain will play 2018 World Cup hosts Russia on November 14 as part of their build-up for next summer’s finals, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) announced Friday.

The RFEF said they had also organised a game against 2014 World Cup quarter-finalists Costa Rica on November 11 in Malaga.

Panama president declares World Cup national holiday

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Panama City (AFP) – Panama president Juan Carlos Varela declared a national holiday in celebration at the central American country’s first ever qualification for the World Cup.

“It’s a historic day for the country. Tomorrow (Thursday) will be a national holiday for public and private sector workers,” Varela said on Twitter on Wednesday.

Major League Soccer

Report: D.C. United looking to sign Joseph Mora?

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There appears to be some convincing smoke and circumstance around this

Following a report three weeks ago saying that he was negotiating a move to MLS, the Costa Rica outlet Teletica is not only reiterating that Joseph Mora will be headed to MLS but that D.C. United is the lead destination.

News roundup: Hack wants back in MLS, Ayuk’s Sweden loan ends, Nagbe to Atlanta, King Pep

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Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/9/17

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Union preview, MLS helping Costa Rica, and La Liga going abroad.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Minnesota United FC vs. Philadelphia Union
The Union head to the Twin Cities to take on the other expansion club named United.

Bedoya, Yaro suspended for match against Minnesota United FC
The Union will be without Alejandro Bedoya and Josh Yaro when the team takes on Minnesota United FC Saturday night.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/3/17

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A new signing in LA, USA unlucky against Costa Rica, and more World Cup Qualifying results.

MLS News

LA Galaxy sign Ligue 1 veteran Michael Ciani
33-year-old center back replaces Jelle Van Damme.

Garber believes Beckham's influence as owner will help MLS grow further
The MLS commissioner believes David Beckham was a "transformational" player for MLS, comparing him to Wayne Gretzky and Michael Jordan in the NHL and NBA, respectively.

Argentina

Clubes que "jugaron" en la Copa del Mundo

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En seis oportunidades, selecciones participantes en la Copa del Mundo cambiaron sus tradicionales colores nacionales por los de un club. Imprevisión de los utileros, confusiones y homenajes permitieron estas curiosas historias, algunas desconocidas.

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ITALIA 1934

Austria enfrentaba a Alemania en Nápoles, en el partido por el tercer puesto.

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Hace 525 años, el genovés Cristoforo Colombo llegó con sus carabelas a Guanahani, una de las que hoy son las islas Bahamas. El almirante, por orden de los Reyes Católicos de Aragón y Castilla, volvió tres veces más a este lado del mundo y se murió en 1506 sin saber que las tierras que había pisado no correspondían a la India.

D.C. United

D.C. United officially signs Saprissa midfielder Ulises Segura

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Confirming previous reports, the Black-and-Red have bolstered their midfield with a Costa Rica international

D.C. United has confirmed the signing of Deportivo Saprissa and Costa Rica midfielder Ulises Segura. We had previously reported that a deal for the 24 year old was on its way. To complete the deal, United had to trade $50,000 in General Allocation Money to New York City FC, who had made the top MLS discovery claim on Segura.

D.C. United to sign Saprissa midfielder Ulises Segura

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The Black-and-Red appear to be ready to sign their first non-MLS player of the offseason.

Following an initial report by Costa Rica reporter Yashin Quesada, reporter Miguel Calderon is saying that Deportivo Saprissa is releasing midfielder Ulises Segura to sign with D.C. United. The report has since been confirmed by Arch Bell, and we've also been able to independently confirm it.

USMNT versus Honduras disaster review, plus D.C. United and Orlando City: Filibuster

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This weekend was all about the US men's national team, so Jason, Adam, and Ben have to start with the two disastrous qualifiers. We start with the man on the sideline, Bruce Arena, and try to assess how much of the blame for these games is on him (hint: a lot). We talk about Bruce trying Darlington Nagbe in a central role against Costa Rica, and whether or not Christian Pulisic should have been in the middle instead of out wide.

Spain

SPAIN 5 - COSTA RICA 0 | INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

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SPAIN 5 - COSTA RICA 0 | INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

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World Cup qualifying

‘One For The Legend Books!’ – Alvin Jones Scores Superb 30-Yard Humper As Trinidad & Tobago Quash USA World Cup Aspirations (Photos & Video)

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The USA's farcical quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup ended with a stout fart on Tuesday evening, terminating with a 2-1 defeat against Trinidad & Tobago.

Bruce Arena's side went a goal behind early on when US defender Omar Gonzalez awkwardly shanked a cross into his own goal.

Row Zed: Heroic Panama Ball-Boy Does What Needs To Be Done To Ensure His Country Qualify For First Ever World Cup (Video)

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Since it began in 1930, every World Cup has featured at least one team appearing for the first time.

Along with fellow debutantes Iceland, Panama have kept that streak alive going into 2018 by qualifying for their first ever World Cup with a 2-1 win over Costa Rica on Tuesday night.

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Preview: Panama hosts Costa Rica, Mexico faces Honduras

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Two of CONCACAF's three and a half spots in Russia next summer are claimed, and the race is on for that final automatic place and a date with either Australia or Syria in a last-chance playoff for finishing fourth.

Costa Rica and Mexico are in for sure, and, as the U.S. Men's National Team looks to brush Trinidad and Tobago aside to earn the third qualifying spot, two more matches with implications for that crucial fourth place position will go down.

Late Waston goal sends Costa Rica to Russia, eases pressure on USMNT

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It took until the 95th minute of action on Saturday night, but Costa Rica found the point it needed to officially earn a spot in next summer's World Cup.

Eddie Hernandez gave Honduras the lead in the 66th minute, but that was cancelled out by Kendall Waston's stoppage-time header. That put the Ticos through while making Honduras's road to qualification much tougher.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Mexico hosts T&T, Honduras heads to Costa Rica

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The penultimate round of the Hex is upon us and all three of these matches carry some sort of meaning.

With one team, Mexico, already guaranteed a spot in Russia next summer, another two sides look to punch their tickets beginning on Friday night. After the U.S. Men's National Team takes on Panama in Orlando on Friday night, Trinidad and Tobago looks to delay their official elimination from World Cup Qualifying and Costa Rica looks to finish their automatic qualifying bid.

Will The United States qualify for the World Cup?

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Bruce Arena and the United States men’s national team have struggled heavily in recent World Cup qualification matches. They are now, essentially, in a must-win scenario after picking up a measly point during this international break.

The United States faced off in a crucial game against Costa Rica on September 1st.

USMNT vs. Honduras disaster review, plus D.C. United vs. Orlando City: Filibuster

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World Cup qualifying has us feeling some kind of way

This weekend was all about the USMNT, so Jason, Adam, and Ben have to start with the two disastrous qualifiers. We start with the man on the sideline, Bruce Arena, and try to assess how much of the blame for these games is on him (hint: a lot).

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Mexico holds Costa Rica to draw, Panama cruises into third

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After the USMNT salvaged a draw in Honduras, two other CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers went down in Central America.

Costa Rica hosted Mexico where a win would secure a spot in next summer's World Cup while Panama looked to get a jump on the U.S. and Honduras with a win at home against Trinidad and Tobago.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Costa Rica takes on Mexico, Panama faces T&T

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One CONCACAF team has booked a spot to the World Cup on Friday. Tuesday's matches may or may not officially confirm who joins Mexico, but they will go a long way towards clarifying what the picture looks like ahead of Russia 2018.

While the U.S. Men's National Team visits Honduras, Costa Rica can lock up a spot alongside Mexico with a win over El Tri.

USMNT falls flat in home World Cup qualifying loss to Costa Rica

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For most of the 2017 calendar year, the U.S. Men's National Team found ways to frustrate opponents and grind out results. On Friday, they did neither, and their World Cup qualifying hopes took a shot because of it.

The USMNT fell to a second home loss in the Hexagonal, losing again to Costa Rica time by a scoreline of 2-0 at Red Bull Arena.

United States

Roman Torres puts Panama in World Cup, eliminates United States

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What an amazing turn of events.

Panama is going to the World Cup and the United States is not, all because of Roman Torres. The Seattle Sounders center back scored an 88th minute goal to give Panama a 2-1 victory over Costa Rica to secure their spot in the World Cup for the first time ever.

Player ratings for US Men’s National Team after 0-2 loss to Costa Rica

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The United States’ World Cup qualification campaign suffered a massive blow on Friday night, as Costa Rica ended the Americans’ fourteen-game unbeaten run under Bruce Arena with a comprehensive 2-0 win at Red Bull Arena. Here are the player ratings.

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Honduras

‘El Mundial! El Mundial!’ – Commentator Goes Ballistic As Costa Rica Qualify For World Cup With 95th-Minute Equaliser (Video)

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Costa Rica snaffled themselves a place at the 2018 World Cup on Saturday night, taking the point they needed against Honduras too reach 'El Mundial' with a game to spare.

However, having gone 0-1 down in the 66th minute, it took until the fifth minute of stoppage time for Los Ticos to snatch a dramatic equaliser through Kendall Waston.

Costa Rica-Honduras pushed to Saturday due to tropical storm Nate

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Weather has caused a change ahead of an upcoming World Cup qualifier.

Friday's World Cup qualifiers between Costa Rica and Honduras has been pushed back to Saturday due to severe rainfall from tropical storm Nate, which has produced flooding throughout Costa Rica as well as six storm-related deaths.

United States Men's National Team

USMNT vs. Honduras: Your Live Commentary

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Following Friday's defeat against Costa Rica, the U.S. Men's National Team faces a vital World Cup qualifier against Honduras on Tuesday night.

The USMNT lineup features seven changes from Friday's match, including Brad Guzan in goal while Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler enter at centerback.

Costa Rica 2, USMNT 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Let's start with the positives and just get that out of the way. Graham Zusi looked solid at right back. Michael Bradley had a good game in the central midfield. Jorge Villafana made some plays at left back.

Now that that's out of the way, we can discuss what really happened in the U.

Jozy Altidore 'disappointed' by upcoming suspension, CONCACAF officiating

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From the referee to the result, from Jozy Altidore's point of view, the U.S. Men's National Team's 2-0 World Cup qualifying loss to Costa Rica showcased classic CONCACAF.

The forward was booked in the 80th minute after an altercation with Johan Venegas and will miss the USMNT's next World Cup qualifier at Honduras on Tuesday.

Loss to Costa Rica puts USMNT on more difficult road to Russia

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Bruce Arena and the U.S. Men's National Team knew the stakes of Friday's match. A win would all but put the USMNT on the road to Russia. A loss? Well, that would change the perception and certainly bring in a whole new line of questioning.

"We know that all hell breaks loose when you lose a game," Arena said on Thursday ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica.

The Rest

David Guzman, Andy Polo Called Up to International Friendlies

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Will miss next match against FC Dallas

Portland Timbers Football Club today confirmed the call ups of midfielders David Guzman and Andy Polo to the Costa Rican and Peruvian national teams, respectively. Both nations will play friendlies on March 23rd and 27th, meaning Guzman and Polo will be unavailable for the Timbers' March 24th MLS fixture against FC Dallas.

Reports: Man Utd Youngster Scott McTominay To Be Named In Alex McLeish’s First Scotland Squad

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No sooner had he declared that his national allegiances lie with Scotland, Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has found himself thrust into the breach.

The 21-year-old was eligible to play for either England or Scotland (via his grandparents) at international level, but opted for the latter recently.

U.S. U-18s top Costa Rica twice in pair of friendlies

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The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team put together some impressive performances while picking up a pair of friendly wins.

After convening on February 4 in Orlando, the U.S. U-18s took down Costa Rica twice in as many games. The first of those matches was a 2-1 victory on Friday while the U.

I needed to play and in Chelsea I have got what I wanted - Alvaro Morata.

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Alvaro Morata has scored seven goals in ten Premier League appearances so far and heading back to Spain to play for the national team against Costa Rica, Morata has spoken of the decision to leave Real Madrid.

When Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata for a fee of around £58m in the summer there were plenty of raised eyebrows.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 5-10, 2017

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Mexico’s September 5th draw away to Costa Rica drew 2.7 million viewers on Telemundo’s networks, beating out Mexico’s Confederations Cup Group Stage match against Portugal to become the most-watched soccer game on Telemundo in 2017. The United States’ match against Honduras drew a combined 531,000 viewers on beIN Sports and NBC Universo.