USA vs. Costa Rica reside rating, updates, highlights from CONCACAF World Cup qualifier


USA vs. Costa Rica reside rating, updates, highlights from CONCACAF World Cup qualifier

With a house win towards Costa Rica in Columbus on Wednesday night time, the U.S. males’s nationwide workforce can put aside all of the controversy and chatter across the lineup choice, the coach’s ways and the U.S. gamers’ capacity to return via in a giant spot.

The Individuals’ first 2022 World Cup qualifying loss on Sunday — and the style by which it occurred, with no single shot on objective in Panama — ignited a wave of panic that can in all probability not be quelled with no convincing win towards the Forty fourth-ranked Costa Ricans, who sit in sixth place within the qualifying standings. They’ll nonetheless overtake the second-place USMNT with an upset win.

It was the Ticos who handed the USA a painful dwelling loss within the 2018 World Cup qualifying marketing campaign, and it in the end resulted in a stunning early elimination from that event. Costa Rica will discipline a number of of those self same veteran gamers towards a U.S. workforce that ought to have its first-choice lineup after supervisor Gregg Berhalter, attempting to maintain gamers recent, made seven modifications to the lineup on Sunday.

DECOURCY: It’s a stretch to pile on Berhalter for Panama loss

Sporting Information will observe the occasion reside and offering rating updates, commentary and highlights as they’re accessible:

USA vs. Costa Rica rating

  1H 2H Remaining
Costa Rica 1

CRC — Keysher Fuller (Ronald Matarrita) — 1st min.
USA — Sergino Dest — twenty fifth min.

USA vs. Costa Rica reside updates, highlights from World Cup qualifier

Standings and outcomes: Updated World Cup qualifying table

(All instances Jap)

thirty seventh min.: Costa Rica needs a penalty kick. Johan Venegas goes down within the field after Yunus Musah inadvertently sends the ball backward into the field. It seemed like Chris Richards beat him to the ball cleanly and Venegas shot Richards’ leg.

thirty second min.: Nice go by Weston McKennie out broad proper to Yunus Musah who’s cross goes out for a nook. The USMNT is loving that proper flank and there is house there.

twenty fifth min.: What a objective by Sergino Dest! He places the ball on his left foot, the defender would not shut him down and he finds the highest left nook!

twenty third min.: Antonee Robinson cross from the left and a Ricardo Pepi flick header in search of the far submit would not get to its vacation spot. The U.S. momentum is constructing.

18th min.: Crisp passing and good concepts from Yunus Musah in midfield. It seems to be just like the USA is in search of that proper aspect with Sergino Dest and Tim Weah they usually’re attempting to ship the crosses early earlier than the Costa Ricans can get again and clog the center.

sixteenth min.: Attacking set piece for the USA, however Brenden Aaronson’s ball in search of Ricardo Pepi would not end in an opportunity. Alternative wasted.

14th min.: Probability USA! Incursion by Weston McKennie into the field and his shot is blocked for a nook by a sliding Costa Rican defender. Nothing comes of it.

thirteenth min.: Tim Weah with one other cross from the fitting aspect however there is a crowd in the course of the field and the cross would not attain anybody.

eighth min.: Not a lot of a response from the USA up to now. There was a cross from the fitting that Brenden Aaronson could not latch onto. Not a lot else. A couple of giveaways by Weston McKennie in midfield.

third min.: It seemed like Zack Steffen ought to’ve achieved higher on that one, instantly calling into query Gregg Berhalter’s choice to start out him over Matt Turner.

2nd min.: Objective Costa Rica!!! Cross by Ronald Matarrita from the left and Keysher Fuller on the far submit bounces the ball in previous Steffen. There was a query as as to whether there was a participant offside screening Steffen, however the objective stands. 

1st min.: We’re underway. Costa Rica with the early possession and lengthy ball. Zack Steffen has to return off his line to move the ball away.

6:59 p.m.: Paul Arriola’s damage – proper groin

6:59 p.m.: Pregame tifo and it is factually correct, too:

6:55 p.m.: Anthem time. And the Ticos are within the black-and-white alternate kits.

6:47 p.m.: Paul Arriola injured in warmups. Tim Weah in:

6:29 p.m.: Large story angle for tonight’s match. Nonetheless cannot recover from 37-year-old Bolanos and 39-year-old Saborio (!!) on the workforce.

6:00 p.m.: Ticos going 5 within the again. They need to make life robust on Pepi & Co.

5:46 p.m.: Let the lineup debate start. Zack Steffen beginning instead of Matt Turner (did he deserve to get replaced?), Paul Arriola getting one other begin and Chris Richards making his first USMNT begin in a giant sport.

5:45 p.m.: ESPN has a pregame present on its social channels that includes Jermaine Jones, Kasey Keller and Seb Salazar:

5:31 p.m.: A reminder of why this match is not any cinch:

5:27 p.m.: What we presume to be the USMNT bus arriving with its escort Area in Columbus:

USA vs. Costa Rica: Lineups

The Individuals will profit from the return of goalkeeper Zack Steffen, midfielder Weston McKennie and left again Antonee Robinson in any case three skipped the USMNT’s journey to Panama. Two of these gamers had been carrying accidents heading into the sport — McKennie (proper quad) and Robinson (knee) — however handed the health check.

MORE: Berhalter doesn’t regret fielding lineup vs. Panama

USA beginning lineup (4-3-3, left to proper): 13-Zack Steffen-GK — 5-Antonee Robinson, 12-Miles Robinson, 15-Chris Richards, 2-Sergino Dest — 8-Weston McKennie, 4-Tyler Adams, 6-Yunus Musah — 11-Brenden Aaronson, 16-Ricardo Pepi, 20-Tim Weah

USA subs: 1-Matt Turner-GK, 22-DeAndre Yedlin, 21-George Bello, 18-Mark McKenzie, 3-Walker Zimmerman, 23-Kellyn Acosta, 17-Gianluca Busio, 10-Cristian Roldan, 19-Matthew Hoppe, 9-Gyasi Zardes (Not in squad: Sean Johnson, Shaq Moore, Sebastian Lletget, Paul Arriola – injured in warmups)

Costa Rica needed to change Joel Campbell (sprained proper ankle) and Jose Guillermo Ortiz (constructive COVID-19 check), choosing 39-year-old Alvaro Saborio and 27-year-old Christian Bolanos, veterans of numerous U.S.-Costa Rica matchups. Costa Rica seems to be to be going with a 5-3-2 formation, which has confirmed profitable up to now.

Costa Rica beginning lineup (5-2-3, left to proper): 1-Keylor Navas-GK — 22-Ronald Matarrita, 15-Francisco Calvo, 6-Oscar Duarte, 2-Ricardo Blanco, 4-Keysher Fuller — 5-Celso Borges, 10-Bryan Ruiz (c), 17-Yeltsin Tejeda — 11-Johan Venegas, 21-Jonathan Moya

Costa Rica subs: 23-Leonel Moreira-GK, 18-Aaron Cruz-GK, 20-Fernan Faerron, 19-Kendall Waston, 8-Bryan Oviedo, 3-Juan Pablo Vargas, 13-Orlando Galo, 16-Youstin Salas, 14-Jimmy Marin, 12-Randall Leal, 7-Christian Bolanos, 9-Alvaro Saborio (Not in squad: Luis Diaz, Kenneth Vargas)

Learn how to watch USA vs. Costa Rica

  • Date: Wednesday, Oct. 13
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV Channels: ESPN2
  • Spanish-language TV: UniMas, TUDN
  • Streaming: fuboTV , ESPN+

U.S. vs. Costa Rica will air on ESPN2 (English), and UniMas and TUDN (Spanish) with all three channels streaming on fuboTV . New subscribers can get a free seven-day trial to the streaming service .

The match, which will even be accessible to stream on ESPN+, will likely be held on the new Area in Columbus, Ohio. It’s the house of Main League Soccer’s Columbus Crew, which opened in July.

USA vs. Costa Rica: Betting odds & prediction

Odds courtesy of DraftKings

Decide: USA -1.25 Asian Handicap (+100)

After a dismal efficiency on Sunday, it’s onerous to not see the Individuals popping out pedal to the metallic towards a Costa Rica workforce that’s not the opposition it as soon as was. The Individuals will likely be more energizing, they’ll have a passionate dwelling crowd behind them and, with Ricardo Pepi on the sphere from the beginning, they’ll have one of the best likelihood to attain a number of targets. The one factor that might stand in the best way is a lights-out efficiency from Costa Rican ’keeper Keylor Navas.

The -1.25 Asian Handicap provides some insurance coverage (half the wager is refunded) in case the Individuals solely win by a single objective.

In case you’re into historicals: The USA has a 6-2-1 report towards Costa Rica in World Cup qualifiers performed on U.S. soil and a 7-1-2 report towards all regional qualifying opponents in Columbus.

Prediction: USA 2, Costa Rica 0

  • Moneyline: USA -270 / Draw +350 / Costa Rica +650
  • Unfold: USA -1.5 (+125) / Costa Rica +1.5 (-170)
  • O/U 2.5 complete targets: Over +110 / Below -140
  • Each Groups To Rating: Sure +145 / No -195




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