CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Following the United States’ 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier at snow-covered Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Friday night, the visitors were predictably unhappy. And a trip to FIFA to lodge a protest could be in the offing.
“We’ve going to see,” Costa Rica football federation president Eduardo Li told MLSsoccer.com following the match. “We’re going to analyze [our options].”
The US national team posted a different type of pretty win on Friday night, defeating CONCACAF World Cup qualifying guests Costa Rica 1-0 with a workmanlike effort in a snow globe at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
With coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the team under widespread examination this week, the Yanks deservedly continued their home dominance in Hexagonal play thanks to an early strike from skipper Clint Dempsey.
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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The weather turned foul early on Friday afternoon, roughly three hours before the US national team got a glimpse of the site of what would become one of the strangest soccer games in recent memory.
Game 1 of the Hexagonal for the US, who were 1-0 winners over Costa Rica on Friday evening, was 100 degrees in blistering tropical sun. Game 2 was 30 degrees in a snowstorm. Game 3 will be on Tuesday, at 7400 feet of altitude in one of the smoggiest cities in the world.
Mexican soccer federation president Justino Compeán (above, with U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati) is up for one of the most coveted positions in the soccer world: a place on the FIFA Executive Committee.
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Honduras left it late, but came through with a furious second-half rally to snatch a 2-2 draw with visiting Mexico in San Pedro Sula on Friday.
El Tri had taken the lead through a pair of goals from Javier "Chicharito" Hernández, but led by former Houston Dynamo striker Carlo Costly and current New England Revolution Designated Player Jerry Bengtson, the hosts put up two well-earned tallies of their own in the game's dying minutes for the result.
NUEVA YORK - Roy Miller podrá tener ciertos problemas con los New York Red Bulls, pero Jorge Luis Pinto no le ha puesto atención a esos detalles, pues aparentemente, el lateral taurino será titular en el partido ante los Estados Unidos, en la noche del viernes (10 pm, hora del Este por ESPN y UniMas).
Roy Miller may be having his share of troubles with the New York Red Bulls, but that is not preventing Costa Rica head coach Jorge Luis Pinto from starting him in Friday night's World Cup qualifier against the US men's national team (10 pm ET; ESPN/UniMas, LIVE chat on MLSsoccer.com).