Category: Costa Rica

What to expect from CONCACAF teams at the World Cup in Russia

Four years ago CONCACAF sent four teams to the World Cup: USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Honduras. Somewhat remarkably three of those four teams made it to the knockout rounds: USA and Mexico both advanced as far as the Round of 16. Mexico would eventually loose, on a controversial penalty, to the Netherlands. The US eventually fell to Belgium in extra time, while Costa Rica defeated Greece on penalties in the Round of 16 before falling to the Netherlands on penalties in the quarterfinals. This time around CONCACAF is only sending three teams to the World Cup: Mexico, Costa Rica, ... Read more

Honeymoon over, the Bruce Arena Era begins in earnest on Tuesday

Success in soccer is a fragile thing. The United States entered Friday night’s showdown World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica unbeaten in fourteen straight games under Bruce Arena, one more big win away from all but locking up its trip to Russia next summer. It felt like a sure thing. And then – an uneven opening half hour, a pro-Costa Rica crowd in New Jersey, an opening goal from Marco Ureña, and all the confidence culled from the last seven months went up in smoke. The U.S. never recovered on Friday night. Costa Rica put them away 2-0. And just ... Read more

US Men’s National Team can come full circle with win over Costa Rica in World Cup qualifier

The start of the World Cup in Russia is less than ten months away, and the U.S. has a new lease on life. Since Bruce Arena replaced Jurgen Klinsmann at the helm of the national team last November, the U.S. has gone unbeaten in fourteen straight games – winning the Gold Cup, taking a point out of the Azteca, and jumping from last to third place in the Hex in the process. It’s been a dramatic turnaround – and the rest of the region has taken note. “Their players feel happier,” Costa Rica manager Oscar Ramirez said of the U.S. ... Read more

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

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Costa Rica in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place. With the United States sitting in third place in the CONCACAF qualifying for the World Cup, behind Costa Rica and Mexico, a win tonight for the USMNT will go a long way to boosting the country’s chances of playing in the World Cup next summer. A defeat could, at the same time, have a huge demoralizing impact. Match: USA vs. Costa Rica Kickoff: Friday, 6:30pm ET Looking to watch USA vs. Costa Rica online from ... Read more

USA vs. Costa Rica World Cup qualifier, TV times and team news

It was a very good summer for the USMNT. The month of June saw them move closer to securing a berth at the World Cup in Russia next summer with a home win against Trinidad & Tobago before going down south of the border to get a draw against Mexico at the vaunted Azteca Stadium. July brought a change of goals with the Gold Cup taking center focus. Bruce Arena brought in a number of younger players for the group stage before turning to the veterans to bring home the trophy (which they did, defeated Jamaica 2-1 in the final). ... Read more

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

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Costa Rica in the Gold Cup semifinal, you’ve come to the right place. Here we go, the United States face Costa Rica in a must-see Gold Cup semi-final to determine who will advance to the final to play either Mexico or Jamaica on Wednesday. Can the US Men’s National Team defeat the talented Costa Rica side? Here’s all of the info of where to watch the game on TV and online. Match: USA vs. Costa Rica Kickoff: Saturday, 10pm ET Looking to watch USA vs. Costa Rica online ... Read more

USA vs. Costa Rica Gold Cup semifinal preview, TV times and team news

The US has made its way into the semi-finals of the Gold Cup, but if they want to win the whole thing or even advance to the final they are going to need to play much better than they have thus far in the tournament. Many thought that with the addition of the regulars like Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley that the US would basically steamroll El Salvador. While the US did get a 2-0 win, it was far from comfortable as El Salvador had their fair share of chances. The task now gets much more difficult for ... Read more

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

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. Match: USA vs. Honduras Kickoff: Friday at 10:55pm ET Looking to watch USA vs. Honduras online from your work, home or on the go? If you live in the USA, there are several options to catch all the ... Read more