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U.S. MNT Hosts Costa Rica on Friday in World Cup Qualifying at Sold-Out Dick's Sporting Goods Park


U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Costa Rica
2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.

March 22, 2013

U.S. MNT HOSTS COSTA RICA ON FRIDAY AT SOLD-OUT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK: The U.S. Men’s National Team looks to defend its home turf when it hosts Costa Rica in the second match of the Final Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying on Friday, March 22, at a sold-out Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. The game kicks off at 8 p.m. MT and will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN and UniMas. Fans can follow the match on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and via Twitter @ussoccer.

The U.S. and Costa Rica are part of the six-team Hexagonal along with Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico and Panama. The 10-game, round-robin format is contested from Feb. 6-Oct.10. The top three teams will automatically advance to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, while the fourth-place team will compete in a two-leg playoff against the champion from the Oceania Confederation.

U.S. Soccer is celebrating its 100-year anniversary and is hosting a number of events throughout the Centennial campaign. (CENTENNIAL HOME)

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (World Cup Qualifying Caps/Goals) – DETAILED ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa – 5/3 SO), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire – 0/0), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake – 0/0)
DEFENDERS (6): Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake – 0/0), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City – 0/0), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City – 6/0), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy – 1/0), Clarence Goodson (Brondby – 5/0), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes – 0/0)
MIDFIELDERS (10): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla – 26/6), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake – 2/0), Michael Bradley (Roma – 20/5), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana – 1/0), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo – 0/0), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor – 10/0), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04 – 6/0), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht – 13/0), Brek Shea (Stoke City – 2/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City – 4/0)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar – 18/6), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna – 2/0), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur – 27/11), Herculez Gomez (Santos – 6/2), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC – 12/10)


U.S. MNT 2013 SCHEDULE

Date

Opponent

Result/Time (ET)

U.S. goal scorers/TV

Venue

Jan. 29

Canada

0-0 T

--

BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas

Feb. 6

Honduras*

1-2 L

Dempsey

Estadio Olimpico; San Pedro Sula, Honduras

March 22

Costa Rica*

10 p.m.

ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.

March 26

Mexico*

10:30 p.m.

ESPN, WatchESPN, Univision

Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico

May 29

Belgium

8 p.m.

ESPN2, WatchESPN, UniMas

FirstEnergy; Cleveland, Ohio

June 2

Germany

2:30 p.m.

ESPN2, WatchESPN, UniMas

RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C.

June 7

Jamaica*

TBD

beIN SPORT

National Stadium; Kingston, Jamaica

June 11

Panama*

9:30 p.m.

ESPN family, WatchESPN, UniMas

CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash.

June 18

Honduras*

9 p.m.

ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas

Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

July 9

Belize^

11 p.m.

TBD

Jeld-Wen Field; Portland, Ore.

July 13

Cuba^

3:30 p.m.

TBD

Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

Sept. 6

Costa Rica*

TBD

TBD

TBD

Sept. 10

Mexico*

8 p.m.

ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas

Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio

Oct. 11

Jamaica*

TBD

ESPN family, WatchESPN, UniMas

Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.

Oct. 15

Panama*

TBD

TBD

TBD

*2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
^2014 CONCACAF Gold Cup


2014 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFYING
CONCACAF FINAL ROUND STANDINGS AND SCHEDULE

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

Honduras

1

1

0

0

2

1

+1

3

Costa Rica

1

0

0

1

2

2

0

1

Panama

1

0

0

1

2

2

0

1

Jamaica

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Mexico

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

USA

1

0

1

0

1

2

-1

0

Feb. 6
Honduras 2, USA 1
Costa Rica 2, Panama 2
Jamaica 0, Mexico 0

March 22
USA vs. Costa Rica, 8 p.m. MT
Honduras vs. Mexico, 5 p.m. ET
Jamaica vs. Panama, 9:30 p.m. ET

March 26
Mexico vs. USA, 10:30 p.m. ET
Costa Rica vs. Jamaica, 10 p.m. ET
Panama vs. Honduras, 10 p.m. ET

Visit ussoccer.com for the complete World Cup Qualifying schedule and results.


WCQ AND CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION VENUES SET
The U.S. Men’s National Team’s four remaining home 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches will be played in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Columbus and Kansas City, it was announced Thursday. Additionally, the Centennial Celebration Match between the U.S. and Germany will be played on June 2 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., as part of U.S. Soccer’s 100-year anniversary celebration.


ROSTER NOTES

  • Clint Dempsey has six goals in World Cup Qualifying in this cycle and 11 overall. He is the only player to appear in all seven matches of this cycle. Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named Dempsey as the USA’s captain for the upcoming qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico.
  • Jozy Altidore has tallied 18 goals in league play and 25 in all competitions for AZ Alkmaar this season – a single-season goal scoring record for an American in Europe.
  • Herculez Gomez is on a tear for Santos Laguna with nine goals in all competitions. Gomez tallied two goals during the semifinal round of World Cup Qualifying, including the game-winner against Jamaica on Sept. 11, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Brad Guzan has three shutouts in five matches played in qualifying in his career, posting a 3-1-1 record. Guzan started in the 2-0 win against Guatemala on Nov. 19, 2008, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
  • Jermaine Jones led all U.S. field players in games played (12) and minutes (1,002) in 2012.
  • Entering 2012 with only one previous cap, Geoff Cameron ended the year with the second-most minutes played in the field.
  • Nine players from the January camp roster have earned a spot on the USA’s current roster – Kyle Beckerman, Tony Beltran, Matt Besler, Brad Davis, Omar Gonzalez, Eddie Johnson, Sean Johnson, Justin Morrow and Graham Zusi. Beckerman served as team captain in the 0-0 draw against Canada.
  • Joe Corona has been a regular starter for Liga MX champion Club Tijuana, which has jumped out to a lead in Group 5 of the Copa Libertadores.
  • The U.S. team has been hit with a rash of injuries as eight players are unavailable for the upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico: Edgar Castillo (facial fractures), Timmy Chandler (hamstring), Steve Cherundolo (knee), Tim Howard (back), Fabian Johnson (hip), Jonathan Spector (ankle), Jose Torres (hamstring) and Danny Williams (illness).


IN THE CENTENNIAL RECORD BOOK

  • With an appearance this year, midfielder DaMarcus Beasley would join a small group of MNT players who have played in at least one National Team match for 13 consecutive years. Frankie Hejduk leads the group with 14 straight years, and six players have appeared in 13 straight years: Marcelo Balboa, Landon Donovan, Cobi Jones, Kasey Keller, Claudio Reyna and Earnie Stewart. Beasley has earned 97 caps for the MNT from 2001-12.
  • Beasley has 26 career caps in World Cup Qualifying and is currently tied for fifth-most in U.S. history with Jeff Agoos.
  • Clint Dempsey has 11 career goals in World Cup Qualifying, good for second place all-time among USA players. Dempsey’s goal against Honduras on Feb. 6 moved him past Eddie Johnson and Brian McBride, who are now tied for third in World Cup Qualifying goals with 10 apiece.
  • Dempsey also moved ahead of McBride for sole possession of third place all-time in career goals with 31. McBride had 30 goals in 95 games from 1993-2006. Dempsey’s 31 goals have come in 92 matches since debuting for the U.S. MNT in 2004.
  • Eddie Johnson is tied with Carlos Bocanegra for 10th on the all-time goals list and one tally behind 2011 National Soccer Hall of Famer Cobi Jones (15 goals from 1992-2004).



ROAD TO THE HEXAGONAL

United States Semifinal Round Results (4-1-1; first place in Group A):

  • June 8, 2012: USA 3, Antigua & Barbuda 1
  • June 12, 2012: USA 1, Guatemala 1
  • Sept. 7, 2012: Jamaica 2, USA 1
  • Sept. 11, 2012: USA 1, Jamaica 0
  • Oct. 12, 2012: USA 2, Antigua & Barbuda 1
  • Oct. 16, 2012: USA 3, Guatemala 1

United States Final Round Results (0-1-0)

  • Feb. 6, 2013: Honduras 2, USA 1

The U.S. went 4-1-1 to win Group A and advance along with Jamaica into the next stage. The USA finished the round with three straight victories against Jamaica (1-0 on Sept. 11), Antigua & Barbuda (2-1 on Oct. 12) and a come-from-behind 3-1 win on Oct. 16 against Guatemala to win the group. Following the semifinal stage, the USA dropped its final round opener against Honduras despite Clint Dempsey giving the USA a 1-0 lead. The U.S. has qualified for six straight FIFA World Cup tournaments, amassing a 63-35-31 overall record in World Cup Qualifying.


Costa Rica Semifinal Round Results (3-2-1; second place in Group B):

  • June 8, 2012: Costa Rica 2, El Salvador 2
  • June 12, 2012: Costa Rica 4, Guyana 0
  • Sept. 7, 2012: Mexico 2, Costa Rica 0
  • Sept. 11, 2012: Mexico 1, Costa Rica 0
  • Oct. 12, 2012: Costa Rica 1, El Salvador 0
  • Oct. 16, 2012: Costa Rica 7, Guyana 0

Costa Rica Final Round Results (0-0-1)

  • Feb. 6, 2013: Costa Rica 2, Panama 2

Costa Rica posted a 3-2-1 record and took second place in Group B, advancing to the next stage of qualifying as Mexico dominated the group stage with a perfect 6-0-0 mark. Both of Costa Rica’s losses came against Mexico in the span of five days. But Costa Rica had no problems with Guyana, posting two victories, including the most lopsided win of the group – a dominant 7-0 victory at Estadio Nacional. Costa Rica had a home draw against El Salvador on June 8 and rebounded with a 1-0 win in San Salvador on Oct. 12. In the final round of qualifying, Costa Rica stumbled in the early going against Panama, falling behind 2-0 in the opening 27 minutes but scoring back-to-back goals to salvage a 2-2 draw and a point on the road in Panama City on Feb. 6. Costa Rica has qualified for three previous World Cups in 1990, 2002 and 2006.


CAUTION SITUATION

  • Five USA players are currently carrying yellow cards in World Cup Qualifying: Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Maurice Edu, Fabian Johnson and Graham Zusi. Their next caution will result in a one-match suspension. A hip injury has kept Johnson out of this World Cup qualifying stretch against Costa Rica and Mexico.
  • A whopping 14 Costa Rica players are currently carrying yellow cards in World Cup Qualifying: Johnny Acosta, Gabriel Badilla, Michael Barrantes, Cristian Bolaños, Celso Borges, Joel Campbell, Jose Cubero, Porfirio Lopez, Roy Miller, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Rojas, Alvaro Saborio, Jose Salvatierra and Michael Umaña. Five of these players are not with the team on this trip: Badilla, Cubero, Lopez, Rojas and Salvatierra.
  • Umaña was cautioned three times during the semifinal stage and was suspended for Costa Rica’s 1-0 loss against Mexico on Sept. 7.
  • Costa Rica’s Giancarlo Gonzalez was suspended for yellow card accumulation in the semifinal round after picking up his second yellow card on Sept. 11 against Mexico, thus missing the team’s 1-0 win against El Salvador on Oct. 12.
  • Costa Rica has received 18 yellow cards during qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup – 16 in the semifinal round and two in the hexagonal.


USA vs. COSTA RICA

  • In World Cup Qualifying against Costa Rica, the USA is in the midst of a seven-game home unbeaten streak (5-0-2) and is 5-1-2 overall in home qualifying matches against Costa Rica.
  • The USA’s only home blemish was a 1-0 loss on May 31, 1985, in Torrance, Calif., in what was the first home qualifying meeting between the two sides. The game’s lone goal was scored by Costa Rica’s Evaristo Coronado.
  • The U.S. is 5-8-3 all-time in World Cup Qualifying against Costa Rica.
  • In the series, the USA is 11-12-6 against Costa Rica, most recently falling 1-0 during an international friendly on Sept. 2, 2011, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
  • The U.S. posted its first victory against Costa Rica on June 14, 1988, a 1-0 international friendly win in San Antonio, Texas.
  • The USA’s first World Cup Qualifying win against Costa Rica was a 1-0 shutout on April 30, 1989, in St. Louis, Mo. National Soccer Hall of Famer and current U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos had the game’s only goal in the 72nd minute.
  • The team’s most successful stretch against Costa Rica was a three-game winning streak from 2002-05.
  • The U.S. earned a 2-0 victory on Feb. 2, 2002, to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup title, with goals from Josh Wolff and Jeff Agoos and a four-save shutout from goalkeeper Kasey Keller.
  • The USA rallied from a 2-1 deficit to earn a 3-2 victory in the third-place game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on July 26, 2003. Bobby Convey scored his first international goal in the 66th minute for the game-winner. Carlos Bocanegra had a 29th-minute goal and Earnie Stewart notched an equalizer in the 56th minute.
  • For its third-straight win against Costa Rica, the USA posted a 3-0 victory on June 4, 2005, in World Cup Qualifying in Salt Lake City, which was the last time the U.S. has beaten Costa Rica in international competition. Landon Donovan scored a pair of goals and Brian McBride added an 87th-minute goal for the three-goal advantage.
  • Costa Rica is in the midst of a five-game unbeaten streak against the U.S. at 3-0-2, dating back to 2005.



USA DOMINANT HOME WORLD CUP QUALIFYING MATCHES

  • The U.S. is 41-6-12 in World Cup Qualifying matches played at home.
  • The USA went a perfect 3-0-0 in home qualifiers during the semifinal round of this cycle.
  • The U.S. is in the midst of a 22-game home unbeaten streak in World Cup Qualifying, posting a 20-0-2 record during that stretch.
  • The last home loss in World Cup Qualifying was a 3-2 defeat to Honduras on Sept. 1, 2001, in Washington, D.C.


HISTORY IN COLORADO

  • The U.S. is 3-1-0 all-time in Colorado.
  • In the only other appearance at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the U.S. blanked Guatemala 2-0 on Nov. 19, 2008, to cap off the semifinal round of World Cup Qualifying. Kenny Cooper and Freddy Adu each had a second-half goal.
  • The U.S. has also posted international friendly victories against Mexico (1-0 on April 3, 2002, at Invesco Field at Mile High) and Uruguay (1-0 on May 5, 1991, at Mile High Stadium).
  • The USA’s only loss was a 1-0 defeat against Scotland on May 17, 1992.


BY THE NUMBERS:

  • 3: Career World Cup Qualifying shutouts for Brad Guzan
  • 7: Home unbeaten streak (5-0-2) vs. Costa Rica in World Cup Qualifying
  • 11: All-time goals in World Cup Qualifying for Clint Dempsey
  • 22: Home unbeaten streak (20-0-2) in World Cup Qualifying
  • 33: USA’s current FIFA ranking
  • 53: Costa Rica’s current FIFA ranking
  • 97: Career caps for DaMarcus Beasley to lead the roster
  • 645: Clint Dempsey’s rating in the Castrol U.S. Soccer Index to lead all players vs. Honduras



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JURGEN KLINSMANN FACT FILE:
Jurgen Klinsmann is in his third year and second full calendar year in charge of the U.S. Men’s National Team. Below are some of his past accomplishments as a player and coach.

  • Klinsmann was named the U.S. Men’s National Team head coach on July 29, 2011, making him the 35th coach in the history of the program.
  • Klinsmann’s record as head coach of the Men’s National Team is 11-7-5, which includes a five-game winning streak that started with a 3-2 victory on Nov. 15, 2011, against Slovenia and was capped off by a 5-1 win against Scotland on May 26, 2012.
  • With Klinsmann at the helm, the U.S. collected two historic victories, winning for the first time against four-time World Cup champions Italy and then capturing its first ever victory against Mexico on Mexican soil.
  • Klinsmann’s U.S. coaching debut was a 1-1 draw against Mexico on Aug. 10, 2011, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. During Klinsmann’s abbreviated 2011 tenure, opponents outscored the USA by a 7-5 margin. The USA’s two victories during the Klinsmann era in 2011 include a 1-0 win against Honduras (Oct. 8) and a 3-2 victory against Slovenia (Nov. 15).
  • Klinsmann was named the Germany National Team manager in 2004 and guided Germany to a 20-6-8 record and a third-place finish in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He earned Coach of the Year honors in Germany, and two years later, he took over the head coaching position at Bayern Munich.
  • As a player, Klinsmann played 17 club seasons from 1981 to 1998 with the following teams: Stuttgarter Kickers (1981-84), VfB Stuttgart (1984-89), Internazionale (1989-92), Monaco (1992-94), Tottenham Hotspur (1994-95, 97-98), Bayern Munich (1995-97) and Sampdoria (1997-98). During that time, he scored 226 goals in 506 appearances. He was named German Player of the Year in 1988 and 1994 and FWA Footballer of the Year in 1995.
  • Klinsmann earned 108 caps with the German National Team, scoring 47 goals. He participated in three World Cups (1990, 1994 and 1998) and won the 1990 World Cup.
  • Klinsmann was born on July 30, 1964, in Goppingen, Germany.



IN FOCUS: COSTA RICA
Costa Rican Football Federation
Federación Costarricense de Fútbol
Founded: 1921 (Joined FIFA in 1927)
Head Coach: Jorge Luis Pinto
Best World Cup Finish: Round of 16 in 1990 (2-2-0 record)


COSTA RICA UPDATE

  • Alvaro Saborio is coming off his best MLS season with Real Salt Lake after scoring 17 goals for Real Salt Lake in 2012. That was the third-most goals in the league and set a new RSL record, breaking the mark of 16 set by Jeff Cunningham in 2006.
  • Jairo Arrieta of the Columbus Crew tied for the team lead with nine goals in his first MLS season in 2012.
  • Saborio scored a 39th-minute goal and captain Bryan Ruiz tallied an 84th-minute equalizer as Costa Rica rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie Panama 2-2 in the team’s final round opener against host Panama on Feb. 6 in World Cup qualifying.
  • Saborio is Costa Rica’s leading scorer with seven goals in this World Cup Qualifying cycle – six in the semifinal round to lead all CONCACAF players and a goal in the final round. He notched a hat trick on June 12, 2012, during a 4-0 victory against Guyana.
  • Costa Rica scored 14 goals en route to a runner-up finish in Group B of the semifinal round qualifying and tallied two goals in the final round opener against Panama. The 16 total goals lead all CONCACAF teams, followed closely behind Mexico, which had 15 goals in the semifinal round and played Jamaica to a scoreless draw on Feb. 6 in its final round opener.



COSTA RICA ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (2): Keilor Navas (Levante), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense)
DEFENDERS (9): Juan Diego Madrigal (Santos de Guapiles), Christian Gamboa (Rosenborg), Michael Umaña (Saprissa), Johnny Acosta (Dorados de Sinaloa), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Valerenga), Roy Miller (New York Red Bulls), Bryan Oviedo (Everton), Christopher Meneses (Alajuelense)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Celso Borges (AIK), Osvaldo Rodriguez (Santos de Guapiles), Cristian Bolaños (Copenhagen), Ariel Rodriguez (Perez Zeledon), Keylor Soto (Perez Zeledon), Yeltsin Tejeda (Saprissa), Michael Barrantes (Aalesund), Diego Calvo (Alajuelense), Bryan Ruiz (Fulham), Mauricio Castillo (Cartagines)
FORWARDS (3): Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake), Joel Campbell (Real Betis), Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew)


LAST TIME
On the field for USA:
Feb. 6, 2013 – Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano – San Pedro Sula, Honduras
FIFA World Cup Qualifying – Final Round

USA   1   Clint Dempsey 36
HON   2   Juan Carlos Garcia 40, Jerry Bengtson 79

LINEUPS:
USA: 1-Tim Howard (capt.); 2-Timmy Chandler, 5-Omar Gonzalez, 20-Geoff Cameron, 23-Fabian Johnson; 14-Danny Williams (7-Maurice Edu, 58), 13-Jermaine Jones (19-Graham Zusi, 67), 4-Michael Bradley, 18-Eddie Johnson (16-Sacha Kljestan, 59); 8-Clint Dempsey, 17-Jozy Altidore
Subs not used: 3-Carlos Bocanegra, 6-Michael Parkhurst, 9-Herculez Gomez, 10-Jose Torres, 11-Brad Davis, 12-Brad Guzan, 15-Edgar Castillo, 21-Brad Evans, 22-Sean Johnson
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

HON : 18-Noel Valladares , 5-Víctor Bernárdez, 3-Maynor Figueroa, 6-Juan Carlos García, 8-Arnold Peralta, 15-Roger Espinoza, 14-Oscar Boniek García, 19-Luis Garrido, 10-Mario Martínez, 11-Jerry Bengtson (20-Jorge Claros, 84), 13-Carlo Costly (9-Georgie Welcome, 90+)
Subs not used: 1-José Mendoza, 2-Osman Chávez, 4-Juan Pablo Montes, 7-Christian Altamirano, 12-Orlin Peralta, 16-Alex López, 17-Brayan Beckeles, 21-Roger Rojas, 22-Donis Escobar, 23-Aldo Oviedo
Head coach: Luis Suarez

Vs. Costa Rica
Sept. 2, 2011 – The Home Depot Center – Carson, Calif. – International Friendly

USA   0
CRC   1   Rodney White 65

LINEUPS:
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 2-Timmy Chandler, 4-Michael Orozco Fiscal, 5-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 3-Edgar Castillo; 6-Maurice Edu, 10-Landon Donovan, 8-Jose Torres; 7-Robbie Rogers (16-Sacha Kljestan, 66), 9-Jozy Altidore (18-Juan Agudelo , 63), 11-Brek Shea
Subs not used: 12-Bill Hamid, 13-Clarence Goodson, 14-Jonathan Spector, 15-Jeff Larentowicz, 17-Tim Ream
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

CRC: 1-Keylor Navas; 19-Carlos Johnson (3-Jose Salvatierra, 82), 4-Michael Umaña, 20-Jhonny Acosta, 15-Roy Miller; 17-Josue Martínez (22-Daniel Colindres, 46), 11-Michael Barrantes (5-Jose Mena, 87), 14-Randall Azofeifa (capt.), 25-Álvaro Sanchez (16-Kareem Mclean, 79); 9-Alvaro Saborio 10-Randall Brenes (12-Rodney Wallace, 61)
Subs not used: 2-Roy Smith, 6-Christopher Meneses, 8-David Guzmán, 18-Leonel Moreira, 21-Winston Parks, 23-Danny Carvajal, 24-Allen Guevara
Head coach: Ronald Gonzalez


On the field for Costa Rica
Feb. 6, 2013 – Estadio Rommel Fernandez – Panama City
FIFA World Cup Qualifying – Final Round

PAN   2   Luis Henriquez 15, Roman Torres 27
CRC   2   Alvaro Saborio 39, Bryan Ruiz 84

LINEUPS:
PAN: 1-Jaime Penedo; 2-Leonel Parris, 4-Carlos Rodriguez, 5-Roman Torres, 6-Gabriel Gomez, 7-Blas Perez, 8-Marcos Sanchez, 10-Rolando Escobar (16-Luis Renteria), 11-Armando Cooper (15-Yairo Glaize, 88), 17-Luis Henriquez (20-Anibal Godoy, 70), 23-Felipe Balov (capt.)
Subs Not Used: 3-Harold Cummings, 9-Rolando Blackburn, 12-Luis Mejia, 13-Jean Carlos Cedeño, 14-Juan Perez, 19-Alcibiades Rojas, 21-Amilcar Henriquez
Head Coach: Julio Dely Valdes

CRC: 18-Patrick Pemberton; 3-Giancarlo Gonzalez, 4-Michael Umaña, 5-Celso Borges (11-Michael Barrantes, 58), 6-Jose Salvatierra (16-Cristian Gamboa, 69), 7-Cristian Bolaños, 9-Alvaro Saborio, 10-Brian Ruiz (capt.), 13-Ariel Rodriguez, 14-Christopher Meneses, 21-Randall Brenes (12-Joel Campbell, 46)
Subs Not Used: 1-Keilor Navas, 2-Johnny Acosta, 8-Bryan Oviedo, 15-Osvaldo Rodriguez, 17-Jairo Arrieta, 19-Roy Miller, 20-Douglas Sequeira, 22-Rodney Wallace
Head Coach: Jorge Luis Pinto

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