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United States U20s open World Cup qualification against Panama

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Auston Trusty and the U.S. U20 team open World Cup qualification in Costa Rica on Saturday

Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty and the United States Under-20 team will begin their journey to qualify for the U20 World Cup this weekend in Costa Rica.

They open up play in Group B at the CONCACAF U20 Championship on Saturday against Panama and play Haiti on February 21 and Saint Kitts and Nevis on February 24.

Auston Trusty named to United States U20 World Cup qualifying roster

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The U.S. begins their qualifying quest at the CONCACAF U20 Championship on Feb. 18 in Costa Rica

Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty is one step closer to getting a chance to represent the United States in another youth World Cup.

The Media native has been named to U.S. U20 head coach Tab Ramos' 20-player roster for the CONCACAF U20 Championship later this month in Costa Rica.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Costa Rica eyes Hex berth, and more

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Mexico was the first team to reach CONCACAF's final round of World Cup Qualifying. Costa Rica is hoping to be the second.

The road to Russia 2018 resumes for the remaining North American, Central American, and Caribbean nations on Friday when Matchday 5 takes place, and a few could lock up spots in the Hexagonal with victories in their respective matches.

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USA to host key World Cup qualifier at San Jose

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Chicago (AFP) San Jose was named Sunday by the US Soccer Federation as the site of a crucial World Cup qualifier for the bottom-table Americans against Honduras on March 24.

The US squad opened with a 2-1 home loss to Mexico and a 4-0 drubbing at Costa Rica last November, prompting the firing of coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the hiring of Bruce Arena as his replacement.

USA to host key World Cup qualifier at San Jose

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Chicago (AFP) San Jose was named Sunday by the US Soccer Federation as the site of a crucial World Cup qualifier for the bottom-table Americans against Honduras on March 24.

The US squad opened with a 2-1 home loss to Mexico and a 4-0 drubbing at Costa Rica last November, prompting the firing of coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the hiring of Bruce Arena as his replacement.

US Soccer fires Jurgen Klinsmann

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World Cup Qualifying losses to Mexico and Costa Rica ended the German's five year tenure

US Soccer announced on Monday afternoon that Jurgen Klinsmann, manager and technical director of the US men's national team, has been fired from his positions. Klinsmann, in charge since July 2011, was let go after the USMNT made their worst-ever start in the World Cup Qualifying hexagonal stage, in which they lost their first two games by a combined 6-0.

US misery as Costa Rica run riot

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San José (AFP) Joel Campbell scored twice as Costa Rica thrashed the United States 4-0 here Tuesday to pile the pressure on beleaguered coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Campbell, who is on loan at Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon from Arsenal, scored twice in three minutes in the second half as the 2014 World Cup quarter-finalists ran riot against Klinsmann's men.

US misery as Costa Rica run riot

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San José (AFP) Joel Campbell scored twice as Costa Rica thrashed the United States 4-0 here Tuesday to pile the pressure on beleaguered coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Campbell, who is on loan at Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon from Arsenal, scored twice in three minutes in the second half as the 2014 World Cup quarter-finalists ran riot against Klinsmann's men.

USA vs. Costa Rica live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch World Cup 2018 qualifiers online

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The USMNT needs to break a decades-long streak to keep pace in CONCACAF's Hexagonal

The United States, coming off a 2-1 gut-punch of a loss against Mexico, will be looking to rebound tonight against Costa Rica. The loss to Mexico broke a couple USMNT traditions: the end of "dos a cero" might hurt fans in the trash talk department, but more importantly this was the first USA home loss in qualifying since 2001.

Costa Rica vs. USA preview: USMNT ready to bounce back in World Cup 2018 qualification

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The final round of World Cup Qualifying got off to a disastrous start for the USMNT on Friday night. Not only did they lose to arch-rival Mexico, but they did so in Columbus — home of the famous Dos a Cero scoreline. As if that weren't enough, the US now has to travel to a place where they've never won and take on a team they have struggled with over the years: Costa Rica.

Injured Howard out for Costa Rica clash

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Los Angeles (AFP) Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been officially ruled out of the United States' 2018 World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica in San Jose on Tuesday with a right adductor muscle injury.

"He has returned to Colorado for further evaluation and to determine treatment plans," US Soccer said in a statement confirming the diagnosis on Sunday.

Injured Howard out for Costa Rica clash

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Los Angeles (AFP) Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been officially ruled out of the United States' 2018 World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica in San Jose on Tuesday with a right adductor muscle injury.

"He has returned to Colorado for further evaluation and to determine treatment plans," US Soccer said in a statement confirming the diagnosis on Sunday.

Steve Birnbaum makes United States roster for qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica

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Birnbaum rounds out an excellent year for him with a USMNT call-up for the start of the Hex

Jurgen Klinsmann announced on U.S. Soccer's Facebook page that D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum is on the United States roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. The USMNT will host Mexico on Friday in Columbus, then go on the road to play Costa Rica Tuesday at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.

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Roy Miller Linked to the Timbers

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David Guzman may not be the only player from Deportivo Saprissa coming to Portland this winter. A report from Teletica in Costa Rica links the Costa Rican centerback and and left back Roy Miller with the Timbers in what would be something of a package deal with Guzman.

Miller, 32, is a veteran of both the Costa Rican national team who played for the New York Red Bulls for six seasons, making 122 MLS starts during that span.

Reports: Timbers to Sign David Guzman?

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The Portland Timbers' offseason may finally be heating up.

Late Saturday night MLS Transfers reported the Timbers have signed Deportivo Saprissa and Costa Rican international defensive midfielder David Guzman to a two-year contract.

Source: Saprissa midfielder David Guzman has signed with the Portland Timbers.

Portland Timbers at Deportivo Saprissa: How to Watch, Match Chat [7:00]

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The Portland Timbers are on the road for today's midweek match as they take on Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa in CONCACAF Champions League play. With their eyes set on the top of the group, a result here for the Timbers will go a long way toward that goal.

Coming into this match, the Timbers have not shown much of their hand as they manage a busy week, including last Saturday's 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake, tonight's match against Saprissa, and a league clash on Saturday against Eastern Conference visitors the Philadelphia Union.

United States Men's National Team

On USMNT: Klinsmann, USMNT reach breaking point against Costa Rica

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Tuesday night was a new low for the U.S. Men's National Team. It was embarrassing and demoralizing, but the worst part of the lopsided loss to Costa Rica was how easy it was to see it coming.

There's plenty of blame to go around. The players were, for lack of a better word, awful.

Costa Rica 4, USMNT 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Actions speak significantly louder than words and the U.S. Men's National Team's actions, or lack thereof, spoke volumes on Tuesday night.

Just days after being dealt a backbreaking defeat by rival Mexico, the USMNT laid a major egg in Costa Rica and, to be honest, that's putting it quite charitably.

USMNT handed heavy defeat by Costa Rica in WCQ

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The U.S. Men's National Team's hoodoo in Costa Rica continued after a heavy 4-0 defeat in its second match of the hexagonal phase of World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

Johan Venegas and Christian Bolanos opened the scoring for Costa Rica before second-half substitute Joel Campbell struck twice in four minutes to seal a massive victory for Los Ticos.

World Cup Qualifying recap: Costa Rica 4–0 USMNT

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Costa Rica embarrassed the US on Tuesday night, beating them by four goals to none, the worst World Cup Qualifying defeat for the US since 1980.

USMNT vs. Costa Rica: SBI Live Commentary

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Following Friday's loss, the U.S. Men's National Team returns to action on Tuesday night for another vital World Cup qualifier.

The Hexagonal continues on Tuesday night at Costa Rica's Estadio Nacional as the USMNT visits Los Ticos for the second game of the qualifying round.

Your USMNT line-up v Costa Rica

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Same exact field players, we'll see about the shape... is the boss capable of learning a lesson? Dunno at this point. Here is the #USMNT Starting XI for #USAvCRC!Tune in live on @beINSPORTSUSA or @NBCUniverso at 9 p.m. ET. pic.twitter.com/34io27t8hQ — U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) November 16, 2016 - Greg Seltzer

World Cup Qualifying preview: Costa Rica v USMNT

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The US should feel upset by the Mexico loss, but not discouraged. The play the US displayed outside of the first half hour was good enough to feel confident of getting something from the game in Costa Rica.

Following Howard's injury, Guzan ready to step up for USMNT against Costa Rica

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For the first time in several years, Brad Guzan entered a U.S. Men's National Team camp as a backup. With just three Middlesbrough appearances to his name this season, Guzan joined the U.S. in the midst of one of the lower points of his career, one headlined by several months on the bench.

Navas, Waston, Matarrita headline Costa Rica roster ahead of matches against T&T, USMNT

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While all attention is currently on the big game against Mexico in Columbus to open the Hex round, the U.S. Men's National Team can't overlook their second match against Costa Rica.

When the USMNT visitstheir CONCACAF rivals on November 15, they'll need to be careful to avoid falling victim to a deep, strong squad featuring big name players from abroad and a few familiar names from MLS.

World Cup

World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Updated Standings, Results and Talking Points

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The calendar year 2016’s last international break provided the setting for the latest stop in the long road to qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 63 matches were played across six continents, as the qualification picture for the finals in Russia became clearer after the latest round of matches.

Where to find Costa Rica vs. USA on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Costa Rica vs. USA, you've come to the right place.

After losing to Mexico on Friday night in Columbus, the United States will want to bounce back against Costa Rica in order to keep their chances alive of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Where to find Costa Rica vs. USA on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Costa Rica vs. USA, you've come to the right place.

After losing to Mexico on Friday night in Columbus, the United States will want to bounce back against Costa Rica in order to keep their chances alive of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Klinsmann wants angry US after World Cup blow

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Los Angeles (AFP) United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called for his team to harness a sense of anger as they attempt to bounce back from a shattering World Cup defeat to Mexico against Costa Rica on Tuesday.

Klinsmann's men suffered an agonizing last-gasp loss to Mexico in Columbus on Friday, when Rafa Marquez's 89th-minute header secured a dramatic 2-1 win for 'El Tri' at the Mapfre Stadium.

Klinsmann wants angry US after World Cup blow

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Los Angeles (AFP) United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called for his team to harness a sense of anger as they attempt to bounce back from a shattering World Cup defeat to Mexico against Costa Rica on Tuesday.

Klinsmann's men suffered an agonizing last-gasp loss to Mexico in Columbus on Friday, when Rafa Marquez's 89th-minute header secured a dramatic 2-1 win for 'El Tri' at the Mapfre Stadium.

Russia

Russian FA Pull Plug On Half-Time Commemoration Of Vasily Beresutki’s 100th Cap After Untimely Own-Goal

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Sunday was a special onefor Vasily Berezutski as the veteran Russian defender brought up a century of appearancesfor his country in a friendly against Costa Rica.

Unfortunately, Berezutski wasn't able to mark the occasion with a victoryas Costa Rica went on to win4-3 in Krasnodar.In fact, the 34-year-old centre-back's big day transpired to be something of a farce.

Costa Rica’s late show sinks Russia

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Moscow (AFP) Joel Campbell's injury-time spotkick lifted Costa Rica to a 4-3 win over Russia on Sunday to end the 2018 World Cup hosts' unbeaten run under new coach Stanislav Cherchesov.

Goals by midfielders Randall Azofeifa, Bryan Ruiz and Sporting Lisbon's Campbell and an own goal by Russia's skipper Vasily Berezutsky set Costa Rica on their way to success in the friendly at the newly-built Krasnodar Arena.

Costa Rica’s late show sinks Russia

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Moscow (AFP) Joel Campbell's injury-time spotkick lifted Costa Rica to a 4-3 win over Russia on Sunday to end the 2018 World Cup hosts' unbeaten run under new coach Stanislav Cherchesov.

Goals by midfielders Randall Azofeifa, Bryan Ruiz and Sporting Lisbon's Campbell and an own goal by Russia's skipper Vasily Berezutsky set Costa Rica on their way to success in the friendly at the newly-built Krasnodar Arena.

The Rest

Victor Mansaray makes latest US U-20 roster

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If he makes Tab Ramos' final roster, he'll head to Costa Rica next month for the CONCACAF Championship

US Soccer announced on Tuesday that U-20 coach Tab Ramos had made his 24-player camp roster decisions ahead of U-20 2017 World Cup qualifying. Seattle Sounders forward Victor Mansaray was included on that roster, and will join the team for an 11-day camp in Orlando.

D.C. United looking at Costa Rican forward Jose Ortiz in loan deal?

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Rumors in Costa Rica have United possibly leading MLS interest for Ortiz, but it might be complicated

Andres Gonzalez, who works with Deportivo de Radio Columbia in Costa Rica, reports that Jose Guillermo Ortiz, forward for Costa Rica club side Herediano, is headed to MLS, with separate reports hinting that he may be coming to D.

Union Academy goalkeeper, El Salvador U17s look to qualify for continental championship

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Tomas Romero is in Costa Rica with the El Salvador for Central America qualifying tournament

Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Tomas Romero and the El Salvador U17 team begin their quest today for a spot in the continental championship.

El Salvador takes on Honduras today in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: It's a DP party

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Probably not a USMNT party though, if we're honest.

Happy USMNT game day, folks! Assuming USMNT game days are still happy days for you, which, I'd understand if they're not necessarily.

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ICYMI yesterday.

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Costa Rica 2016/17 New Balance Home and Away Jerseys

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New Balance and Federación Costarricense de Fútbol have launched the Costa Rica 2016/17 home and [...]

U.S. U-17s cruise past Costa Rica in Florida friendlies

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The U.S. U-17 Men's National Team took care of business in a pair of friendlies against Costa Rica in Bradenton, Fla. on Saturday and Monday, winning 3-1 and 4-0, respectively.

Bryan Reynolds Jr. and Blaine Ferri gave the U.S. a 2-0 lead in the first match on Oct.

Why Campbell is right to be confident about his Arsenal future

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The Arsenal and Costa Rica international star Joel Campbell will have been disappointed in his nation's showing at the Copa America centenary tournament in the United States this summer, as the Costa Ricans failed to make it out of the group stage. But that means that Campbell's involvement was finished over a month ago and [.