Gold Cup - 2019 - CRC vs BER

Costa Rica vs. Bermuda | 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Preview

2019 Concacaf Gold Cup — Group Stage
Costa Rica vs. Bermuda
Toyota Stadium — Frisco
June 20 — 9:30 PM ET

TV: FS1, UniMás, UDN

STREAMING: FOX Sports GO, TSN GO

After providing a scare to Haiti in their Gold Cup debut, Bermuda will attempt a major upset when meeting Costa Rica on Thursday at Toyota Stadium for both team's second Group B match. The Ticos, meanwhile, are looking to clinch a berth in the quarterfinals following a historic 4-0 home win over Nicaragua in the first Gold Cup match played on home soil.

This will be the first meeting all-time between Costa Rica and Bermuda.

Costa Rica

Project Starting XI

Costa Rica made sure the fans at Estadio Nacional in San Jose didn't head home disappointed, cruising to a 4-0 win over Nicaragua in the first Gold Cup match played outside of the United States, Mexico or Canada in their Group B opener Sunday.

Bryan Oviedo got the party going with a 7th-minute goal and Celso Borges doubled the advantage inside the opening 20 minutes. Elias Aguilar gave the Ticos a commanding 3-0 lead with a first-half stoppage time goal and FC Cincinnati midfielder Allan Cruz capped the scoring with a sensational strike in the 75th minute.  

Bermuda

Project Starting XI

The Gold Cup debutants made things difficult for Haiti, which needed a pair of second-half goals to rally for a 2-1 win in both teams Group B opener.

The Gombey Warriors famous first goal in the Gold Cup was scored by Dante Leverock, whose rose up to meet Osagi Bascome's corner kick and head home for a shock 1-0 halftime lead. Haiti recovered, though, with Frantzdy Pierrot scoring a brace in a 12-minute span to avoid the upset and take all three points.

Series Matchup

  • This is the first-ever Gold Cup match between Costa Rica and Bermuda

Officials

  • Referee: PUPO MARTINEZ, YADEL (CUB)
  • Assistant Referees: RAMIREZ SOTO, CHRISTIAN JESÚS (HON), ATKINS, KYLE THOMAS (USA)
  • 4th Official: VERGARA RODRÍGUEZ, OLIVER AMET (PAN)

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