Goals and Highlights: USA 2-1 Costa Rica in Qatar 2022 Qualifiers
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9:05 PM3 days ago

Summary

9:00 PM3 days ago

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We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the United States vs Costa Rica CONCACAF qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Stay tuned to VAVEL.COM for updates throughout the day.
8:59 PM3 days ago

It's over!

The match is over in Columbus, the United States wins at home against Costa Rica. 

In the first half, the United States managed to take the three points in the last match of the FIFA day, in the first half, Costa Rica was who went ahead on the scoreboard but through Sergiño Dest tied the score before the end of the first half. 

In the second half, the United States went all out on the attack and turned the score around to take the victory. 

8:43 PM3 days ago

80´

Last ten minutes of the match! The U.S. is still on top, Costa Rica is looking for a draw in Columbus.
8:34 PM3 days ago

72´

Calvo came close to scoring an own goal but the goalkeeper was alert. Costa Rica is not doing well.
8:27 PM3 days ago

65´

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL FOR THE UNITED STATES 

USA come from behind and score with a blast that beats Keylor Navas

8:19 PM3 days ago

57´

Close to the United States! McKenny sent a shot with some loft but it went over the crossbar.


 

8:15 PM3 days ago

54´

Dangerous US attack that ends up in the hands of Keylor Navas
8:13 PM3 days ago

50´

Match stopped, there was a fierce clash between two Costa Rican players
8:05 PM3 days ago

The second half begins!

The second half kicks off between Costa Rica and the United States from Columbus.
7:50 PM3 days ago

End of the first half!

The first half is over between USA and Costa Rica, at the moment they are tied 1-1. 
7:38 PM3 days ago

35´

Ricardo Pepi had the confidence to face the Costa Rican defense and take a shot that ended up in Navas' hand.
7:33 PM3 days ago

This is how the goal fell!

This is how the goal of the United States fell through Sergiño Dest
7:27 PM3 days ago

25´

GOOOOOOOOOOAL FOR THE UNITED STATES

Sergiño Dest sends the ball into Keylos Navas's left corner to tie the score.

7:24 PM3 days ago

21´

The United States does not give up! Through an indirect free kick, the locals tried to do some damage in the area but Costa Rica neutralized the danger very well.
7:18 PM3 days ago

That's how the goal fell!

This is how the first goal of the game was scored
7:16 PM3 days ago

11´

Costa Rica is well positioned at the back, but struggles to maintain possession to generate a good counter when the defense recovers.
7:10 PM3 days ago

The United States continues to attack but the Costa Rican goalkeeper reacts well and clears the dangerous cross via Robinson.
7:08 PM3 days ago

Westen McKennie tried to surprise Keylor Navas with a shot from outside the box, however, the shot goes into the stands.
7:06 PM3 days ago

1'

GOOOOOOOOOOL FOR COSTA RICA

Costa Rica surprises the U.S. with an early goal and is already ahead 

7:05 PM3 days ago

1'

GOOOOOOOOOOL FOR COSTA RICA

Costa Rica surprises the U.S. with an early goal and is already ahead 

7:02 PM3 days ago

The game kicks off

The match begins at Lower.com Field between the United States and Costa Rica, both teams are looking for three points in this last match of October.
6:52 PM3 days ago

We'll get started in a few moments!

In a couple of minutes we will kick off with the match: United States vs Costa Rica, a match corresponding to the CONCACAF octagonal finals on the road to the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
6:47 PM3 days ago

Pre-party voices:

Asmismo, Antonee Robinson spoke about the importance of winning this duel as they could be affected in the standings.

"Costa Rica is only two points behind us, if we lose they will overtake us. We want to win every game. Beating them puts us in a good position at the end of this window. There is pressure because it's the playoffs, every game has pressure, but it's a type of pressure we like."

6:42 PM3 days ago

Let's warm up!

The Stars and Stripes are already on the field warming up for the start of the match. 
6:37 PM3 days ago

Pre-party voices:

Right back Antonee Robinson spoke at a press conference about the upcoming duels in the final octagonal and what they have to expect from the other opponents.

"There will be many matches in the World Cup qualifiers in which the teams will have a lot of respect for us, they will have lines very far back and will try to cancel our offense. We have to get used to it, not only for Costa Rica, for many matches. I don't think it will be similar to the summer friendly, where we won 4-0 I think, it will be much more difficult, now there is much more on the line than during the summer friendly. "

6:32 PM3 days ago

How have the last five games between Ticos and Americans ended?

Of the last 5 duels between the two teams, the United States has won the majority of the matches with authority, winning 4 times and keeping a clean sheet in all of them. On the other hand, Costa Rica suffers every time they face the USA as their last victory dates back to August 31, 2017.
6:27 PM3 days ago

Curious Facts:

  • USA has won 2, drawn 2 and lost 1 of the last 5 clashes.
  • Costa Rica has won 1, drawn 3 and lost 1 of the last 5 matches.
  • In the last 5 matches, USA has scored an average of 1.4 goals and conceded an average of 0.6 goals. So their duels average 2 goals per game.
  • In the last 5 matches, Costa Rica has scored an average of 0.6 goals and conceded an average of 0.6 goals. Thus, their games have an average of 1.2 goals.
  • There have been more than 2.5 goals in 1 of USA's last 5 matches.
  • There have been more than 2.5 goals in 1 of Costa Rica's last 5 matches.
6:22 PM3 days ago

About the Stadium

Lower.com Field is a soccer-specific stadium in Columbus, Ohio, United States. It serves primarily as the home stadium of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew club, replacing the club's previous home stadium, the historic Crew Stadium, the oldest soccer-specific stadium in the country. The new stadium cost $314 million and is located in the center of the mixed-use Azor Park development adjacent to the Arena District and in downtown Columbus. It seats a total of 20,011 spectators and includes 30 suites and 1,900 luxury club seats.

6:17 PM3 days ago

How does Costa Rica arrive?

For their part, Costa Rica, with only six points, are outside the World Cup qualification places, so they will have to get some points in their visit to the United States.

The 'Ticos' have only one win and three draws in the competition and will be looking to change this bad image on their visitors' field. In this stage of the competition, Costa Rica drew in their two visits with 0-0 draws against Honduras and Panama, respectively.

6:12 PM3 days ago

Costa Rica's starting eleven ready!

This is how the Costa Rican national team will start to look for the feat in Columbus and sneak into second place in the CONCACAF octagonal finals.

6:07 PM3 days ago

This is how the Stars and Stripes will come out!

The U.S. team will take to the field like this, looking to take the three points at home and with their people, and who knows, at one of those times, they could be back as general leaders.
6:02 PM3 days ago

They have arrived at the stadium!

The Costa Rican national soccer team is already at the Lower Field to face their duel against the Stars and Stripes, today the Ticos could hang on to second place overall!
5:57 PM3 days ago

How does the United States arrive?

The U.S. team comes into this match with the obligation to win after having lost the lead in the previous match when they lost to Panama. With eight points, the Americans are in second place in the standings, three points behind new leaders Mexico.

It should be noted that the United States is one of the best hosts in this third phase of the Qatar 2022 qualifiers, having won one and tied the other in two matches, taking four points out of a possible six.

5:52 PM3 days ago

The wait is over!

The wait is over, today begins the last confrontation for the CONCACAF teams in search of a ticket to the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Last week Costa Rica got its first win after defeating La Selecta 2-1 at the National Stadium in Costa Rica. On the other hand, the Stars and Stripes surprisingly suffered their first defeat on Panamanian soil by the minimum difference, so now they will have to win at home and with their people if they want to regain the lead in CONCACAF.
5:47 PM3 days ago

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5:42 PM3 days ago

What time is USA vs Costa Rica match for Qualifying round for Qatar 2022?

This is the start time of the game USA vs Costa Rica of 13th October in several countries:

Argentina: 20:00 PM

Bolivia: 19:00 PM

Brazil: 20:00 PM

Chile: 19:00 PM

Colombia: 18:00 PM

Ecuador: 18:00 PM

USA (ET): 19:00 PM

Spain: 2:00 AM

Mexico: 18:00 PM

Paraguay: 19:00 PM

Peru: 19:00 PM

Uruguay: 20:00 PM

Venezuela: 19:00 PM

5:37 PM3 days ago

Watch out for this Costa Rican player:

The attacking midfielder from San Jose, Costa Rica, Bryan Ruiz, is one of the most decisive elements in matches of great importance, since his arrival to the national team, he has appeared in 134 games in the starting lineup, in 27 occasions he has broken the nets and only in 23 moments he has participated with an assist. After 10,196 minutes played and with the morale high for being one of the leading men of the Tico team, Ruiz could be the player who becomes the idol of the fans by scoring again and giving his name on the scoreboard and giving his team three golden points in this final octagonal of the CONCACAF.

5:32 PM3 days ago

Watch out for this player from the United States:

MLS soccer star and a wall for Nashville's center back, Walker Zimmerman, is one of the most decisive players on the field for the American side when it comes to defending. Since his arrival to the national team, the American native of Georgia has played 1,417 minutes, in which he has appeared 19 times in the starting lineup, scoring twice and receiving a yellow card twice. After playing in the last match and being one of the important men in the national team so far, Zimmerman could be the one to put the balance in favor of the American team in this final of the second round of the CONCACAF octagonal final.

5:27 PM3 days ago

Last Costa Rica lineup:

K. Navas; R. Blanco, Ó. Duarte, F. Calvo, B. Oviedo; J. Brenes, C. Borges; J. Campbell, B. Ruiz, J. Marín, J. Moya.
5:22 PM3 days ago

Last U.S. lineup:

M. Turner; G. Bello, W. Zimmerman, M. McKenzie, S. Moore; S. Lletget, K. Acosta, Y. Musa; T. Weah, G. Zardes, P. Arriola.
5:17 PM3 days ago

Background:

The United States and Costa Rica have met on a total of 40 occasions (18 wins for the American team, 16 wins for Costa Rica and 6 draws) where the scales have been slightly tipped in favor of the Stars and Stripes. Likewise, in terms of goals, it is also the North American team who is in the lead, as they have scored 47 goals to Costa Rica's 45. Their last meeting dates back to June of this year in an international friendly where the United States enjoyed, scored and won 4-0 against Costa Rica. 
5:12 PM3 days ago

Refereeing team:

For this match, Craig Pawson will be the central referee, he will be accompanied by Ian Hussin and Scott Ledger as the assistants 1 and 2 respectively, finally, Michael Salisbury will serve as the fourth referee. In the VAR, referees Michael Oliver and Dan Cook will be in charge of monitoring any dubious play inside the box or that merits a red card.
5:07 PM3 days ago

Looking to climb up the rankings

On the other hand, Costa Rica had a tough start in the first round of the qualifiers, obtaining only 2 out of 9 possible points, however, the face changed in this second round after having obtained 4 out of 6 possible points after rescuing a point against Honduras and coming from behind against El Salvador, results that currently keep them with six points in 5th place. For the Ticos, it will be important to get the result this Wednesday on American soil as they need to start climbing positions since they would be eliminated from the World Cup right now and would lose their attendance to soccer's greatest party.

5:02 PM3 days ago

They are on the verge of the lead

The Stars and Stripes have had a very good performance in this first phase of the CONCACAF octagonal finals; so far they have 8 points from 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss against Panama, also, in the statistics they have 7 goals scored and 3 conceded, which keeps them with a +4 goal difference. Despite the fact that the American team suffered a defeat in their most recent match, they continue to be one of the favorite teams to qualify to the highest soccer fair due to their vast squad capable of achieving the common goal.

4:57 PM3 days ago

The road to the World Cup continues

The road to Qatar 2022 resumes in CONCACAF, after the FIFA date in September, the teams will again have to gather their best players to continue with the journey of the final octagonal and seek a ticket to the greatest soccer fair: The Qatar 2022 World Cup. Both teams are in need of points to continue thinking about the World Cup dream, so winning, drawing or losing could mean a huge difference between being out of the goal or not.
4:52 PM3 days ago

Kick-off time

The USA vs Costa Rica match will be played at the Lower.com Field, in Columbus, USA. The kick-off is scheduled at 19:00 pm ET.
4:47 PM3 days ago

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