USA vs Costa Rica: USA look to return to winning ways when they face Costa Rice on Thursday in the CONCACAF World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.
Teams: USA vs Costa Rica
Venue: New Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Date: Thursday 14th October, 2021
Time: 04:30 AM IST
Live Link: https://www.concacaf.com/
We respond tomorrow in Columbus.
🇺🇸 vs. 🇨🇷 | WCQ Match No. 6
— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) October 12, 2021
After suffering a shock 1-0 away loss to Panama, USA eye a return to winning ways against Costa Rica on Thursday in the qualifiers.
Godoy scored the only goal of the match in the second half as USA succumbed to their first defeat of the Qualifiers.
A win tonight takes them back to the top of the table and they would be upbeat to get the job done.
On the other hand, Costa Rica beat El Salvador 2-1at home in their previous match on Monday, which ensured a first win since late July.
Henriquez broke the deadlock for the visitors but second half goals from Ruiz and Borges ensured a comeback win and their first of the qualifiers.
There is plenty to play for either side as the race for World Cup Qualification intensifies.
Both sides last met in a friendly match in early June, where USA beat Costa Rica 4-0.
Costa Rica: DLDDW
Last Matches of both teams:
Panama 1-0 USA
Costa Rica 2-1 El Salvador
📸 ¡Falta solamente un día! 🙌
— FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica (@fedefutbolcrc) October 12, 2021
Where to watch the live stream and broadcast of USA vs Costa Rica in India?
The match is live streamed on the CONCACAF website or on either team’s official social media handles.
McKennie missed out USA’s last match due to a thigh strain and remains a doubt for this one.
Meanwhile, Costa Rica did not report any fresh injury concerns.
USA possible 11:
Turner, Dest, Zimmerman, M. Robinson, A. Robinson, Lletget, Adams, McKennie, Arriola, Pepi and Aaronson
Costa Rica possible 11:
Navas, Galo, Duarte, Calvo, Matarrita, Borges, Tejeda, Campbell, Ruiz, Moya and Ortiz
Prediction: USA 2-0 Costa Rica
We expect USA to get back to winning ways in this one as the visitors are not in the best of forms, having won just 1 of their last 5 matches.
Costa Rica is tottering in mid-table and even after picking up their first win could be a little cautious.
USA should clinch the points given their squad depth and talent.