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1 vs 0
Played
July 16, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
Rentschler Field — East Hartford, Connecticut
Referee:‬ C. Campbell‎
Attendance:‬ 25432‎
 
82′ Brek Shea
 

Gold Cup Preview: USA - Costa Rica

Jurgen Klinsmann's side looks to finish off a perfect run through the group stage at Hartford's Rentschler Field but faces its toughest foe yet in Costa Rica.

By Avi Creditor

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
USA (4-4-2): Rimando; Parkhurst, Goodson, Orozco Fiscal, Beasley; Corona, Beckerman, Holden, Torres; Donovan, Wondolowski.

ROSTER:

GOALKEEPERS: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (FC Augsburg)

MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsingborg), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Jose Torres (Tigres)

FORWARDS: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Club Tijuana), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Costa Rica (4-4-2): Pemberton; Umana, Diaz, Meneses, Madrigal; Barrantes, Tejeda, Borges, Wallace; Arrieta, Saborio.

ROSTER:

GOALKEEPERS: Leonel Moreira, Patrick Pemberton, Luis Torres

DEFENDERS: Junior Diaz, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Carlos Johnson, Juan Diego Madrigal, Christopher Meneses, Roy Miller, Michael Umaña, Kendall Watson

MIDFIELDERS: Michael Barrantes, Celso Borges, Mauricio Castillo, Kenny Cunningham, Esteban Granados, Ariel Rodriguez, Osvaldo Rodriguez, Yeltsin Tejeda, Rodney Wallace

FORWARDS: Jairo Arrieta, Yendrick Ruiz, Alvaro Saborio

  DID YOU KNOW?

  • Both teams have already qualified for the quarterfinals after winning their first two Group C games. The USA will win the group with a victory or draw, due to a stronger goal differential. Costa Rica must win to earn the top place in the group.
  • Chris Wondolowski has scored five goals for the USA in wins over Belize and Cuba, already setting a single-Gold Cup record for the Americans.
  • Landon Donovan has scored from the penalty spot in each of the two USA victories in the Gold Cup.
  • The USA is riding a seven-game winning streak, which matches the nation's best run all-time.
  • Costa Rica will be looking for revenge after being on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline on March 22 in a World Cup qualifier played in a snow storm at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Colorado.
  • Costa Rica boasts four MLS players: Real Salt Lake's Alvaro Saborio, Columbus Crew's Jairo Arrieta, New York Red Bulls' Roy Miller and Portland Timbers' Rodney Wallace.
  • Michael Barrantes is Costa Rica's leading scorer in the competition, with two goals. Both were scored in a 3-0 rout of Cuba. 
  • Costa Rica has yet to concede a goal in the Gold Cup, but only managed to defeat Belize 1-0 on an own goal. The USA topped Belize 6-1.


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Available Squads
-Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
16M. OrozcoDefender
2Michael ParkhurstDefender
21C. GoodsonDefender
7DaMarcus BeasleyMidfielder
-M. DiskerudMidfielder
11Stuart HoldenMidfielder
16J. TorresMidfielder
22Alejandro BedoyaMidfielder
-Landon DonovanGoalkeeper
19Chris WondolowskiStriker
22Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
15E. CastilloDefender
-Corey AsheMidfielder
5Oguchi OnyewuDefender
2Tony Beltran Defender
-J. CoronaStriker
-Kyle BeckermanGoalkeeper
10Brek SheaMidfielder
9H. GómezStriker
-Will BruinStriker
Results
Group A Matches
Times In EDT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Gabriel Torres Gabriel Torres
Striker
Colorado
5 3
Landon Donovan Landon Donovan
Striker
LA Galaxy
5 2
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
San Jose Earthquakes
5 0
R. Zelaya R. Zelaya
Striker
Alania
4 1
M. Fabián M. Fabián
Striker
Cruz Azul
3 1