Last Friday, the United States lost a huge game against Costa Rica in World Cup qualifiers and the numbers that go with that defeat are shocking.
Bruce Arena’s squad didn’t play poorly by any means, but they were out-competed, out-coached and out-hustled by a Costa Rican team who recovered from the Gold Cup defeat the United States had inflicted on them just a month ago.
In the second half, when the United States had begun to attack, Navas kept a ball away with his leg and hand after he threw himself in the opposite direction.
Costa Rica’s forward, Marcos Ureña, stung the American defense in key moments during the game and the United States fell apart.
Team USA will get on a plane and play Honduras in hot and humid San Pedro Sula and if they lose there will be no excuse for jeopardizing their place in Russia next summer.
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