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Costa Rica names 23-man roster for Copa America

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The U.S. Men's National Team will face three difficult opponents in Group A play of this summer's Copa America Centenario, and one familiar foe revealed exactly who they'll be bringing to the competition.

Costa Rica head coachÓscar Ramírez announced the team's 23-man roster that he'll take with him to the U.

Arsenal International Watch: Sanchez shines, Giroud flops

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Arsenal International Watch: Sanchez shines, Giroud flops - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The international football has come to a close, and the focus now shifts on to the club football. Here we take a look at how Arsenal players fared during the international break for their countries.

Brazil x Costa Rica: starting line-ups 5 September 2015

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Brazil take on Costa Rica in a friendly later this afternoon. Neymar is suspended. Marcelo Grohe, Lucas Lima and Douglas Costa will all start.
See the Brazil squad in full here
Brazil (probable): Marcelo Grohe, Danilo, Miranda, David Luiz, Marcelo, Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho, Lucas Lima, Douglas Costa, Willian, Hulk
Coach: Dunga
Costa Rica (possible): Patrick Pemberton, Óscar Duarte, Giancarlo González, Cristian Gamboa, Júnior Díaz, Francisco Calvo, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Bryan Ruiz; Joel Campbell, Johan Venegas
Coach: Óscar Ramírez
Date: 5 September 2015
Kick-off: 17:00 (Brasília) 21:00 (London)
Venue: Red Bull Arena, New Jersey, USA
Officials: Mathieu Boudreau (Canada), Joe Fletcher (Canada), Corey Rockwell (USA)


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Costa Rica 2016 Copa América New Balance Jerseys

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The Federación Costarricense de Fútbol (FEDEFUT) has launched the New Balance home and away jerseys [...]

Costa Rica 2015/16 New Balance Third Kit

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La Federación Costarricense de Fútbol (FEDEFUTBOL) haveunveiled the New Balance third kit that will be [...]

Former Man City Striker Paulo Wanchope Involved In Full-On Touchline Scrap With Security Guards (Video)

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He of that classic mazy, dribbly goal at Old Trafford for Derby County, the gangly Paulo Wanchope, got himself into a spot of bother recently during Costa Rica's U23 Olympic qualifier against Panama.

The 39-year-old, who is the current boss of the senior Costa Rican national side, wanted to go onto the pitch to complain to the fourth officalabout a decision.

Jamaica

Costa Rica defeats Jamaica 3-0 in World Cup Qualifying

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The Reggae Boyz World Cup aspirations may have evaporated against Los Ticos.

What could have been a huge boost for the Reggae Boyz turned into a huge bust as Jamaica fell to Costa Rica 3-0 in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying. Celso Borges put Jamaica down early, with a goal in the sixth minute.

Costa Rica vs. Jamaica, World Cup 2018 qualifying: Time, TV schedule, and live stream

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If the Reggae Boyz are going to Russia, they'll need to get a point on the road in San Jose.

The Philadelphia Union's Andre Blake and the Reggae Boyz head to Costa Rica tonight to face Los Ticos in what is not technically a do-or-die match for Jamaica, but it certainly is one that they need to get at least a point from.

New England Revolution right back scores for Jamaica

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Je-Vaughn Watson scored for Jamaica on Friday night.

Days after receiving a red card against the Philadelphia Union, New England Revolution right back Je-Vaughn Watson scored for Jamaica in a World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica.

Watson, 32, started for the Reggae Boyz on Friday night.

How to watch: 2018 World Cup Qualifying Jamaica vs. Costa Rica

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How to watch and what to expect when two of CONCACAF's best face off against one another in Group B of the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.

Game: Jamaica vs. Costa Rica

Date: Friday, March 24

Time: 8:00 PM EDT

Venue: Independence Park (Kingston, Jamaica)

Referees: REF: Jair Marrufo (USA), AR1: Frank Anderson (USA), AR2: Adam Garner (USA), 4TH: Edvin Jurisevic (USA)

Television: None live, but it will air on NBC Universo at 12:00 AM and BeIN Sports at 8:00 AM on Saturday, March 26

Streaming: BeIN Sports Connect

All-time record: Costa Rica has won 12 times, Jamaica has won three times, and they've drawn ten times.

Je-Vaughn Watson called up by Jamaican national team

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Right back Je-Vaughn Watson will join the Jamaican national team ahead of World Cup Qualifying matches against Costa Rica.

Je-Vaughn Watson has been called up by the Jamaican national team to play in a pair of World Cup Qualifying matches against Costa Rica.

Watson, 32, has earned 52 caps for the Reggae Boyz.

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: El Tri wins in Honduras, Jamaica and Costa Rica victorious also

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Juan Carlos Osorio needed only one try to end the Honduran spell on Mexico.

Behind second-half goals from substitutes Jesus Corona and Jurgen Damm,El Tripicked up its first victoryin Honduras in 50 years with a 2-0 triumph.

Corona broke the deadlock in the 67th minute with a nifty finish.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Mexico faces road test, Costa Rica deals with injuries, and more

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As the U.S. prepares for its FIFA World Cup qualifying game against Trinidad and Tobago tonight, 10 fellow CONCACAF members will square off against each other looking to leave this international break in a comfortable position before resuming qualifying action again in four months.

Mexico enjoyed a successful debut under new manager Juan Carlos Osorio last Friday, but it will face a tough challenge ahead when it visits Honduras.

United States

Copa America 2016: MSN trio to face each other, big test for Chelsea & Liverpool stars

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Copa America 2016: MSN trio to face each other, big test for Chelsea & Liverpool stars - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2016Copa America Centenario holds a special importance this year, as the competition mark its100th anniversary. It is alsofirst time when the Copa will be held outside South America.

United States vs. Mexico Olympic Qualifying live stream 2016: Game time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The USWNT's toughest group stage challenge is today against Mexico, with both teams trying to clinch a spot in the semifinal round.

The United States started Olympic qualifying perfectly, scoring just 12 seconds into the match and going on to rout Costa Rica 5-0. At the World Cup last summer, Costa Rica earned a reputation for being organized and tough to break down.

United States vs. Costa Rica Olympic Qualifying live stream 2016: Game time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The USWNT will want to put their off-field issues to the side tonight against a tough, organized Costa Rican side.

It's back to business for the United States women's national team tonight. After a mostly successful Victory Tour - give or take games being cancelled due to horrible field conditions - the USWNT has mostly made noise off the field thanks to the recent suit filed by US Soccer against their players association and the accidental revelation of personal information left in that filing.

USA vs. Costa Rica preview: US seeks opportunity for redemption in key friendly

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Saturday was a disastrous day for US Soccer. Not only did the USMNT lose to Mexico and fail to qualify for the 2017 Confederations Cup, but the US U-23 team lost in the semi-finals of Olympic Qualifying to Honduras and now faces the possibility of missing the Olympics for the second time in a row.

USA vs. Costa Rica preview: US seeks opportunity for redemption in key friendly

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Saturday was a disastrous day for US Soccer. Not only did the USMNT lose to Mexico and fail to qualify for the 2017 Confederations Cup, but the US U-23 team lost in the semi-finals of Olympic Qualifying to Honduras and now faces the possibility of missing the Olympics for the second time in a row.

FIFA

US judge denies bail request from FIFA fraud suspect

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A US judge on Wednesday refused to release a FIFA corruption scandal suspect on bail, saying the man's proposal to post $5 million was not enough.

Judge Robert Levy scheduled a new hearing February 23 for the suspect, Eduardo Li, the former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation.

US judge denies bail request from FIFA fraud suspect

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A US judge on Wednesday refused to release a FIFA corruption scandal suspect on bail, saying the man's proposal to post $5 million was not enough.

Judge Robert Levy scheduled a new hearing February 23 for the suspect, Eduardo Li, the former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation.

Jogo 367/2014 - Copa do Mundo 2014 - Costa Rica 1 (5) x 1 (3) Grécia

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Mais um jogo da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 28/06/2014, na cidade de Recife-BRA, onde jogaram as seleções da Costa Rica (28° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Grécia (12° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca haviam jogado.

Os árbitros, foram:

Match Officials
Referee Ben WILLIAMS (AUS) Assistant Referee 1 CREAM Matthew (AUS)
Assistant Referee 2 ANAZ Hakan (AUS) Fourth Official SHUKRALLA Nawaf (BHR)
Costa Rica 1 - 1 Greece Arena Pernambuco 1 - 0 Bryan Ruiz
(52) 1 - 1 Sokratis Papastathopoulos
(90 +1) - EXTRA TIME - - PENALTY KICKS - 1 - 0 Celso Borges
1 - 1 Kostas Mitroglou
2 - 1 Bryan Ruiz
2 - 2 Lazaros Christodoulopoulos
3 - 2 Giancarlo González
3 - 3 José Holebas
4 - 3 Joel Campbell
- Theofanis Gekas
(Saved) 5 - 3 Míchael Umaña

D.C. United

Costa Rican midfielder Ariel Rodriguez to trial with D.C. United

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Another trialist comes onto the radar.

Two reports out of Costa Rica link Ariel Rodriguez to D.C. United as a trialist for the Black and Red. If the name sounds familiar, it's because the 29-year old defensive midfielder played for LD Alajuelense last year in the CONCACAF Champions League against D.

D.C. United Season Review: Andrew Dykstra

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The backup netminder goes under the microscope in our ongoing series.

D.C. United backup goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra's 2015 campaign started off ominously. After tearing his achilles during a June 2014 friendly that ended his season, his first start back was on a road leg of CONCACAF Champions League play in Costa Rica against Alajuelense, in place of regular keeper Bill Hamid.

Alvaro Saborio agrees to new contract with D.C. United

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The team making the long-known report about the Costa Rican forward official.

D.C. United announced Tuesday that forward Alvaro Saborio has agreed to a contract extension. The terms of the contract have not been revealed, though based on his interview last month it would presumably be through the 2016 season, and at a significantly reduced compensation number than the $493,333 he was on in the 2015 season.

D.C. United's Alvaro Saborio and Markus Halsti called up for national team duty

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The veteran duo won't miss any United games while away with Costa Rica and Finland, respectively.

A pair of D.C. United veterans will leave the club after tomorrow's game against the New York Red Bulls for international duty. Alvaro Saborio has been called up by Costa Rica, while Markus Halsti will join the Finnish national team for European Championship qualifying.

Real Madrid

Wednesday Kickoff: Mourinho's future in doubt; Atleti, Real Madrid could face sanctions; and more

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Jose Mourinho's second reign as Chelsea manager could soon be over, according to ESPNFC.

The club began Wednesday by holding "intense discussions" over the status of the 52-year old boss and a vote by the team's board is said to occur in order to help guide owner Roman Abramovich's decision.

Keylor Navas: Real Madrid will put heart and soul into winning ‘La Undécima’

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas insists his side will put its heart and soul into winning the club's 11thEuropean title this season.

The Costa Rican has flourished in the number one role for Los Blancos after a summer filled with speculation regarding his future in the Spanish capital.

Keylor Navas: Real Madrid will put heart and soul into winning ‘La Undécima’

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas insists his side will put its heart and soul into winning the club's 11thEuropean title this season.

The Costa Rican has flourished in the number one role for Los Blancos after a summer filled with speculation regarding his future in the Spanish capital.

The Rest

Must-See Goal: Johan Venegas

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Un peu de tiki taka du Costa Rica qui mène au but de Venegas. #IMFC pic.twitter.com/uz2ARoe9rB

- Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) March 30, 2016


Do or Die: How to Watch Darlington Nagbe and the USMNT vs. Guatemala [4:00]; Plus, Costa Rica vs. Jamaica

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There are a lot of things that people can't seem to agree on when it comes to the United States Men's National Team: should Jurgen Klinsmann be fired? Is the team's current run of terrible form Klinsmann's fault? Is Klinsmann putting his players in a position to succeed?

But, there is one thing that people can agree on: no matter how you answer the questions above, the USMNT needs to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, and to do that they need to beat Guatemala in this afternoon's match at Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH.

SBI Spotlight: Kendall Waston remains hungry to grow for club, country

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Kendall Wastonwas one of Major League Soccer'spremier centerbacksin 2015. He helped the Vancouver Whitecaps finish tied for the least amount of goals given up, and ended up second in the voting for the league's Defender of the Year award.

Regardless, he cravesto accomplish even more in 2016.

USWNT v. Trinidad & Tobago: Lineups, TV, how to watch Olympic qualifying semifinals

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The U.S. could earn a birth to Rio tonight with a win in their Olympic qualifying semifinal match.

After winning Group A in the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship with three wins and a +16 goal differential, the U.S. Women's National Team takes on Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) tonight in the all-important semifinal match.

Some Soccer News for Feb 11, 2016

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It's Day 42 of 2016.


The USA Women got Olympic qualifying started in the right direction, beating Costa Rica 5-0 in game 1 of 3 in the Group Stage. The match featured a goal from Alex Morgon just 12 seconds after kick off! (2 teams from CONCACAF qualify, while a 3rd goes to a regional playoff for 1 final spot.

USWNT thrash Costa Rica in Olympic qualifying opener

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The U.S. Women's National Team couldn't have imagined a better start to the team's run through CONCACAF's Olympic qualifying tournament.

Led by an Alex Morgan tally just 12 seconds into the match, the USWNT cruised past Costa Rica, 5-0, at Toyota Stadium in the reigning Women's World Cup winners' first gameof Group A play.

USWNT v. Costa Rica: How to watch Olympic qualifying match

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The Road to Rio starts today, as the U.S. Women's National Team takes on Costa Rica in its first CONCACAF Olympic qualifier match. The match kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT, and will only be available via a stream on NBC Sports Live Extra. However, no authentication (e.g., a cable subscription) is required to stream the match.

Leo Gonzalez would retire rather than play for another MLS team

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The left back tells a Costa Rican site that he wants to play for Sounders or Herediano.

When news of option declines came down there were two long-time Seattle Sounders on the list. Zach Scott's future is still unknown, but Leo Gonzalez indicated his future plans are to play in Seattle or at Herediano in Costa Rica.

Nguyen Gets Call for USA-Costa Rica Clash

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Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen was one of five players added to the current U.S. Men's National Team roster on Sunday ahead of Tuesday's international friendly against Costa Rica.

Nguyen, who was called up for the U.S.'s first pair of friendlies in 2015, will join Revolution teammate Jermaine Jones for the tilt against the Ticos, which will take place at Red Bull Arena.

12 de octubre

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Hace 523 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.

Brazil vs Costa Rica 2015 Highlights 1-0 New Jersey Friendly Hulk Goal Video

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Brazil vs Costa Rica 2015 (Brasil-Costa Rica VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Brazil vs Costa Rica 1-0 (Hulk) Red Bull Arena, NJ- 5 September, 2015- Friendly Hulk scores the winner for Brazil as they beat Costa Rica in New Jersey 7:36 duration, Dailymotion 2:38 duration, Videa 7:08 duration, Vimeo Brazil vs Costa Rica 1-0 [.