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4 June 2009: Costa Rica vs United States

The match against Costa Rica will be the fourth match in the Fourth round of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers. USA currently top the 6-team group, and will take on the runners-up Costa Rica, just one point less than USA’s 7 points, at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma in Costa Rica. They have the golden opportunity to move 4 points ahead of their challengers for the top-spot, but a loss would be devastating. This makes tonight’s match a very tricky one for the Stars and Stripes, whose sole objective is to reach the 2010 World Cup, to be held in South Africa.

The United States will face the Costa Ricans again at home on the 14th October, later this year, hoping that by then, they would have clinched the top spot and assured their presence in the important worldwide football event. USA’s summer is very busy, as they are participating in the Confederations Cup as well as the Gold Cup. We will keep you updated on how USA fares in these competitions, as well at their push for qualification from the CONCACAF qualifiers. Until now, they are the only team that has not lost in the qualifying group, and keeping this record puts them with a very good chance of taking the plane to South Africa.

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The squad out of which headcoach Bob Bradley must pick his line-up consists of:

Goalkeepers: Guzan, Howard

Defenders: Bocanegra, Bornstein, Califf, DeMerit, Hejduk (injured), Onyewu, Pearce, Spector, Wynne

Midfielders: Adu, Beasley, Bradley, Clark, Edu (injured), Feilhaber, Mastroeni, Kljestan, Torres

Forwards: Altidore, Ching, Davies, Dempsey, Donovan

Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan is expected to be the star player, being the player with the most caps (out of all players who have not retired from the USA national team) as well as all-time all-player top scorer, with 37 goals.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Chad

    4 June, 2009 at 05:19

    Only took 79 seconds for it to go wrong for the USA today, just can’t win in Costa Rica.

  2. Alejandro Bonilla

    4 June, 2009 at 06:23

    Oleee!!! 3-1 CR Ahead!

  3. Guil

    4 June, 2009 at 06:51

    Sorry gringos,you where danced in costarrican territory. MExico sucks. Lets whats go on with trinidad

  4. Elis

    4 June, 2009 at 15:39

    Simply spectacular…PURA VIDA!!!!

  5. Andres

    5 June, 2009 at 05:28

    We are a great team!!!
    COSTA RICA !!!!
    COSTA RICA !!!!
    Yeah !!!!

    3-1

    pura vida TICOS !!!!

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