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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Peru vs. Colombia, Copa America 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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Peru are looking to capitalize on their fortuitous 'Hand of God II' play by making a third consecutive Copa America semifinal, while James looks to lead Colombia toward a major tourney final. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread and How to Watch

Peru (FIFA Rank 48) v Colombia (3)

Colombia had already secured advancement to the quarterfinals, so they made 10 changes to the lineup when they played Costa Rica and promptly lost the game 3-2 and finished second in the group.

Copa America 2016: Colombia vs. Peru time, TV schedule and live stream plus full schedule

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Peru shocked Brazil last Sunday. Can they shock Colombia tonight?

Colombia faces Peru tonight in front of a sold-out MetLife Stadium in a quarterfinal Copa America Centenario matchup neither team expected. Colombia fell to second-place in Group A after resting most of its starters against Costa Rica in a 3-2 loss.

Costa Rica stuns Colombia with 3-2 win

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10 changes to Colombia's starting 11 and an early Costa Rica goal doomed Los Cafeteros. Their loss plus the US win earlier against Paraguay means Colombia now advances to the knockout round of the Copa America Centenario as the runner-ups in Group A.

Colombia went into Saturday's match against Costa Rica already assured of a spot in the Copa America Centenario Quarterfinals.

Copa America Quarterfinals in Seattle will feature United States

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Thank you Costa Rica.

After Costa Rica beat Colombia 3-2 in the other Group A match and the United States beat Paraguay 1-nil it means that US Soccer is coming back to Seattle for a competitive match. The possible opponents for Thursday's match are not yet known as any of Brazil, Peru and Ecuador could finish second in Group B.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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SBI's Top 10 Goals of the Copa America Centenario

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The Copa America Centenario was always expected to be a showcase of high-quality skills and goals. It certainly did not disappoint, especially with regards to the latter.

Whether it was free kicks, volleys, shots from range, or something else entirely, the recently-concluded Copa America Centenario had a number of impressive and memorable strikes.

Copa America 2016: United States vs. Argentina time, TV schedule and live stream plus full schedule

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The USMNT are in the semifinals, where they'll face the best team on the planet

The Copa America Centenario semifinals begin tonight and the United States are the lone CONCACAF team still remaining. After losing the opening match to Colombia 2-0, the USMNT have rattled off wins of 4-0 against Costa Rica, 1-0 against Paraguay and 2-1 against Ecuador to seal their place in their first Copa America semifinals since 1995.

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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.

D.C. United Statistical Analysis - 2016 - Black And Red United
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.

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.

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.

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 [.

USWNT to face Costa Rica in final pre-Olympic Games warm up

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Ahead of the Olympic Games in August, the U.S. Women's National Team revealed on Tuesday that they will take on Costa Rica in their final tune-up match leading up to the tournament.

The match will be played on July 22 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, 13 days after the the USWNT meets South Africa at Solider Field in Chicago.

DCU Copa Watch: Steve Birnbaum has another game to play, while Alvaro Saborio may be hurt

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We wonder about a potential impact to an injury of a Black-and-Red player.

If anyone had any money that the United States would defeat Paraguay and then watch as Colombia would lose to Costa Rica in order to win Group A, chances are you are a liar, but I may want to rub you for luck. Nevertheless, seeing Geoff Cameron and John Brooks work to preserve a clean sheet for a 10-man USA squad - DeAndre Yedlin got two yellow cards in quick succession - so that they could play the Group B runner-up (which could be any one of Brazil, Ecuador or Peru) on Thursday in Seattle was impressive.