USMNT vs Costa Rica: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview
The United States men's national team will be out to bounce back from a first loss in five months when they host Costa Rica in a Qatar 2022 World Cup CONCACAF qualifier.
The Stars and Stripes tasted their first defeat since May when they fell to Panama on Sunday, but can get back to winning ways near-immediately at Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio.
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Ahead of the game, Goal has the details of how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more.
|Games||USMNT vs Costa Rica|
|Date||October 13, 2021|
|Times||7pm ET, 4pm PT|
|Stream||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
In the United States (US), Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (watch with a 7-day free trial).
New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.
|U.S. TV channel||Online stream|
|ESPN2, TUDN, Univision||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
Team news & rosters
|Goalkeepers||Steffen, Turner, Johnson|
|Defenders||Yedlin, Zimmerman, A. Robinson, Dest, M. Robinson, Moore, McKenzie, Bello, Richards|
|Midfielders||Acosta, Lletget, Roldon, McKennie, Adams, Busio, Musah, De la Torre|
|Forwards||Zardes, Arriola, Weah, Aaronson, Hoppe, Pepi|
Gregg Berhalter's Stars and Stripes are unlikely to see their automatic qualification prospects too damaged by the weekend's result, but their loss to Panama has certainly fired a warning shot against any complacency they might have had.
Having rested a whole host of stars for the match, he is likely to bring a slate of players, including Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and Ricardo Pepi, back into the fold with recalls.
Predicted USMNT starting XI: Turner; Dest, Zimmerman, M. Robinson, A. Robinson; Musah, Adams, McKennie; Arriola, Pepi, Aaronson.
|Position||Costa Rica roster|
|Goalkeepers||Navas, Cruz, Moreira|
|Defenders||Gonzalez, Oviedo, Calvo, Duarte, Watson, Matarrita, Fuller, Blanco, J. Vargas, Faerron*|
|Midfielders||Borges, Ruiz, Venegas, Tejeda, Leal, Marin, Diaz, Galo, Salas*|
|Forwards||Campbell, Ortiz, Moya, K. Vargas*|
*denotes uncapped player
Los Ticos have a manager who knows how to get to the showpiece tournament on FIFA's schedule - Luis Fernando Suarez has taken both Ecuador and Honduras there - and they are looking for a third consecutive appearance themselves.
In a tight race for the top three, however, they will know that a victory against the presumed frontrunners will be a huge boost to their hopes of reaching Qatar.
Predicted Costa Rica starting XI: Navas; Fuller, Duarte, Calvo, Matarrita; Tejeda, Borges; Campbell, Ruiz, Venegas; Ortiz.
Last five results
|USMNT results||Costa Rica results|
|Panama 1-0 USMNT (Oct 10)||Costa Rica 2-1 El Salvador (Oct 10)|
|USMNT 2-0 Jamaica (Oct 7)||Honduras 0-0 Costa Rica (Oct 7)|
|Honduras 1-4 USMNT (Sep 8)||Costa Rica 1-1 Jamaica (Sep 8)|
|USMNT 1-1 Canada (Sep 5)||Costa Rica 0-1 Mexico (Sep 5)|
|El Salvador 0-0 USMNT (Sep 2)||Panama 0-0 Costa Rica (Sep 2)|
|6/9/2021||USMNT 4-0 Costa Rica|
|2/1/2020||USMNT 1-0 Costa Rica|
|2/1/2019||USMNT 2-0 Costa Rica|
|9/1/2017||USMNT 0-2 Costa Rica|
|7/22/2017||USMNT 2-0 Costa Rica|