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D.C. United outlasts Christos FC, Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax fraud, & more: Freedom Kicks for June 14, 2017

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The ‘Plex was packed to see the Black-and-Red take on the Cinderella amateur side, and they're going after CR7's money!

Happy Wednesday folks. A lot to dissect from yesterday's soccer action. In World Cup qualifying, Panama drew Honduras 2-2, while Costa Rica held off Trinidad & Tobago 2-1.

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Mexico ease past Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago shock Panama

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The U.S. Men's National Team may have garnered all the headlines on Matchday 3 of the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, but it was their biggest rival who rose to the top of the table by Friday's end.

Mexicomoved up to top spot in the Hex after a 2-0 victory at Estadio Azteca against Costa Rica.

Shirley Cruz – Costa Rican dynamo and PSG star

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Paris (AFP) – Costa Rican Shirley Cruz never thought she would earn a living from football. But on Thursday she will lead out Paris Saint-Germain for their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich.

“In Costa Rica football is just a way of getting an education,” she told AFP in the French capital, where PSG fans are haunted by the 6-1 humiliation of the men’s side at Barcelona in the Champions League earlier this month.

Shirley Cruz – Costa Rican dynamo and PSG star

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Paris (AFP) – Costa Rican Shirley Cruz never thought she would earn a living from football. But on Thursday she will lead out Paris Saint-Germain for their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich.

“In Costa Rica football is just a way of getting an education,” she told AFP in the French capital, where PSG fans are haunted by the 6-1 humiliation of the men’s side at Barcelona in the Champions League earlier this month.

United States U20s capture CONCACAF championship in shootout

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Auston Trusty and company brought home a trophy in Costa Rica

While his teammates were getting ready for their season opener in Vancouver Sunday night, Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty and his United States U20 countrymen were hoisting a trophy in Costa Rica after defeating Honduras 5-3 in a penalty shootout.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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The fifth matchday in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying is upon us. As the Hex reaches its halfway point, the top of the table looks to extend their lead on automatic qualification, while the cluttered third through sixth place positions try to separate themselves.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Honduras faces Costa Rica, Mexico visits Trinidad and Tobago

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With the top three teams set to take on the bottom three in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, Tuesday's games could go a long way towards determining who makes it out of the Hex and into Russia.

While the U.S. Men's National Team battles it out with Panama in a third versus fourth clash, the top two teams go on the road to take on the bottom two as Mexico visits Trinidad and Tobago and Costa Rica visits Honduras.

Mexico vs. Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago vs. Panama 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch World Cup qualifying online

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The CONCACAF Hex is back and the road to the 2018 World Cup continues.

World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF Hexagonal continues this evening, with Mexico hosting Costa Rica and Panama traveling to take on Trinidad & Tobago. Mexico is looking to take over first place in the Hex with a victory over the Ticos, who are currently atop the standings with victories over Trinidad & Tobago and the United States.

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

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Honduras, you’ve come to the right place.

Before today’s matches kick off, Costa Rica and Mexico are first and second in the CONCACAF Hexagonal standings, so a victory for Mexico at their national stadium could push them up into the top spot depending on the results of the other games.

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

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Honduras, you’ve come to the right place.

Before today’s matches kick off, Costa Rica and Mexico are first and second in the CONCACAF Hexagonal standings, so a victory for Mexico at their national stadium could push them up into the top spot depending on the results of the other games.

CONCACAF Friday Preview: Mexico welcomes Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago hosts Panama

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With domestic action taking a break, CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers resume on Friday with three matches taking place in the United States, Mexico, and Trinidad & Tobago.

All of a sudden there is a sense of urgency across the region, especially with the teams in the bottom of the table after slow starts in November.

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.

Major League Soccer

Tab Ramos eyeing Derrick Jones for U20 World Cup

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U.S. U20 coach mentions Union midfielder in interview about his options for U20 World Cup in May

United States U20 head coach Tab Ramos has a lot of decisions to make ahead of the U20 World Cup in South Korea in May.

Twenty-one to be exact.

While Ramos did well enough with the 20-player squad he took to Costa Rica to qualify for the World Cup and hoist the CONCACAF U20 trophy, he did so without several European-based players he could call on for his 21-player World Cup roster.

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.

Jurgen Klinsmann

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.

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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.

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.

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

The Rest

Who is Elías Aguilar?

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Elias Aguilar was training with the team in Chester yesterday, but what if it was more than just "training"?

Costa Rican international Elías Aguilar on trial with Philadelphia Union

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Attacking midfielder plays for CS Herediano in Costa Rica

Costa Rican international Elías Aguilar reportedly joined the Philadelphia Union earlier this week for a week-long trial.

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder plays for Club Sport Herediano in Costa Rica and has made a dozen appearances for his country, including an appearance off the bench in his country's first match of the 2015 Gold Cup.

Costa Rica 2017 New Balance Third Kit

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The Costa Rican men's national football team will debut their 2017 New Balance third kit at this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup. The 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-finalists new change shirt uses the same New Balance design as their 2016/17 home and away jerseys. While the primary and alternate kits feature the red and white of [.

Chapman and Leon called up for Canada

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More international players are getting called away as teams take advantage of the FIFA window.

Allysha Chapman and Adriana Leon have both been called up to Canada's 19-player roster for upcoming friendlies against Costa Rica. Canada will play Costa Rica on June 8 and June 11 in Winnipeg and Toronto respectively.

U-20 WC Rewind: Zambia upsets Germany, England tops Costa Rica and more

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With Wednesday's matches in the books, five of the eight FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinals teams are set, including one surprise party-crasher.

Zambia continued its run through the tournament by taking down Germany, while Uruguay topped Saudi Arabia to book a spot in the quarterfinal round.

Historico de partidos México vs Costa Rica futbol concacaf antecedentes

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Este viernes 24 de marzo a las 8 de la noche en el Estadio Azteca, la Selección Mexicana estará recibiendo a su similar de Costa Rica en partido correspindiente al Hexagonal Final rumbo al Mundial de Futbol Rusia 2018.

Te compartimos a continuación los antecedentes históricos entre México y Costa Rica en duelos oficiales y tambien amistosos.

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.

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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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.