USMNT beats Costa Rica 4-0 at the Rio Tinto stadium
And that is it! The game has ended at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The USMNT defeats Costa Rica 4-0 in their last exhibition match prior to the start of the CONCACAF Gold Cup next month. Very productive victory for the United States. Thanks for tuning in to the minute-by-minute of the match with AS.com.
Theonson Siebatcheu is unable to continue due to an apparent knee injury and the USMNT is forced to play with 10 players because they ran out of substitutions in the final minutes of the game.
Leal shoots from outside the box, but the ball goes wide and Costa Rica just can't find the back of the net.
Theonson Siebatcheu suffers an injury and the medical staff has entered the pitch. Fortunately it doesn't seem serious and he will be able to continue the game.
Antonee Robinson comes out and Sergiño Dest takes his place.
Jurguens Montenegro had a clear shot on goal, but once again the hero, the man, the myth, Ethan Horvath saved the ball.
During the announcement of the 2021 MLS All-Star game the commissioner of the league, Don Garber, spoke about the importance a player like Javier Hernández has when he is having a breakout season in his sophomore year in MLS. The Mexican international has scored seven goals in seven games with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
PENALTY IN FAVOR OF THE USMNT!
Substitutions for the USMNT: Tim Weah and Yunus Musah come out. Their places are taken by Gio Reyna, Kellyn Acosta.
Celso Borges tackles Tim Weah, but no card is shown.
Jurguens Montenegro makes an attempt on goal, but Ethan Horvath was able to control the ball.
Another corner kick for the USMNT who are dominating the game. Meanwhile Costa Rica will make two substitutions.
Substitution for USMNT. The captain Tyler Adams comes out and he is replaced by Jackson Yueill.
Big announcement today from Major League Soccer!
The MLS All-Star game against the best players from Liga MX was supposed to take place last year, but due to the coronavirus pandemic it was postponed with a date to be determined. On Wednesday the Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber confirmed that the event will take place on 25 August at Banc of California Stadium.
Reggie WITH A CANNON! The Boavista player anticipates a ball as Costa Rica was trying to play from the back and Cannon enters de box, cuts to his left foot and scores the third one of the night for the USMNT. This is his first goal with the national team.
Yunus Musah makes a solo play inside the box, but his shot goes wide.
The captain for Costa Rica, Francisco Calvo, tackles Brenden Aaronson and has a few exchange of words with the referee after the foul.
For Costa Rica: Gerson Torres comes out and Ariel Lassiter takes his place
For the USMNT: Mark McKenzie comes out and Walker Zimmerman takes his place.
The second half has started and both teams made some substitutions.
WHAT A SOLO PLAY FROM BRENDEN AARONSON! WOW! He dribbles past two defenders and crosses the ball to Musah, but his shot goes wide.
Dike scored nine goals in 22 appearances during his loan spell with Barnsley FC this year.
DARYL DIKE continues with his scoring streak! First USMNT appearance and he scores to make it 2-0. Great run and even better finish for the Orlando City SC striker.
Costa Rica was not able to capitalize from the free kick and the USMNT retakes the possesion of the ball.
First card goes to Mark McKenzie and Costa Rica was a free kick within range.
WHAT A MISS! Tim Weah makes a beautiful cross from the right side, but the run was a little bit too soon from Brenden Aaronson who was entering the six with a clear opportunity to score his second one of the match.
The spacing has been extremely good on the right side between Reggie Cannon, Tim Weah and Yunus Musah. A lot of the offensive plays are coming from that side.
Pride Month celebration for the USMNT via USSoccer:
As part of its “One Nation” social responsibility efforts to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, U.S. Soccer will once again partner with the You Can Play Project to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month during friendly matches this June. The You Can Play Project is an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, coaches, and fans without regard for sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Heading into this summer, the USMNT have a narrow (W-D-L) 17-16-5 edge in the series through a rich history of 38 matches played since 1975.
Roster updates prior the game against Costa Rica via USSoccer.com:
Following the win against Mexico, defender Matt Miazga departed camp in preparation for his upcoming wedding nuptials. Meantime, both goalkeeper Zack Steffen and defender Bryan Reynolds have been ruled out with bone bruises. Nashville SC defender Walker Zimmerman was added to the roster and arrives Tuesday evening into Salt Lake. In addition, Daryl Dike is available for the match. In camp since the beginning, he stayed with the team as a non-rostered player during the CNL Final Four.
There are 17 thousand fans watching the exhibition match between the USMNT and Costa Rica at Sandy, Utah. The stadium has a capacity of roughly 20 thousand people.
Here is a look of the USMNT first goal of the match against Costa Rica at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
SO CLOSE! Sebastian Lletget crosses the ball for Daryl Dike inside the box and as he was getting ready for the header, a defender from Costa Rica was able to get a touch and clear the danger.
Joel Campbell was entering the box looking for the equalizer, but Horvath comes out to clear the danger.
Mark McKenzie is the only United States player to start in the last four games.
OMG! Tim Weath hits the post! The USMNT is playing very vertical and they almost scored the second one of the match.
Costa Rica still trying to find their rhythm, but the USMNT is doing a great job controlling the pace of the match.
Third international goal for the former Philadelphia Union player in his seventh appearance with the USMNT.
Aaronson! Aaronson! makes the first goal of the game. Great spacing for Lletget in between the lines to Anthony Robinson, who crosses the ball and Aaronson riffles the ball to find the back of the net.
The highlight of the game so far is the American Outlaws serenading the Nations League hero, Ethan Horvath on his birthday.
Slow start for both teams as they are attempting to take the possesion of the ball in the first few minutes.
This is the 40th meeting between the two CONCACAF sides. With the USMNT having the winning record against Costa Rica.
And AWAY WE GO! The last friendly game before the start of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup has started between the United States and Costa Rica. The USMNT is wearing white and 'Los Ticos' red.
Starting XI for Costa Rica to face the USMNT. A loss could provoke a change of managers and Ignacio Ambríz tops the list of candidates to take over the job.
The CONCACAF Nations League final hero, Ethan Horvath, is celebrating his 26-year-old birthday with his second start with the USMNT.
Daryl Dike’s future with Barnsley FC depended on the team’s return to the Premier League for the next season. The United States striker arrived on loan to the Tykes on 1 February and since making his debut in the Championship he became one of the best players in the English second tier league.
Daryl Dike had a breakout season with Barnsley FC in the English Championship. The Orlando City SC striker will make his first start for the USMNT against Costa Rica.
This is the first game for the USMNT since winning the CONCACAF Nations League title last Sunday. Also this is their last preparation match before the start of the Gold Cup next month.
The United States men’s national team are scheuled to play Costa Rica in a friendly game prior to the start of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Wednesday, a day after USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter spoke about the racial abuse that Mark McKenzie suffered on social media after his errors against Mexico in the Nations League finals.
Not even the best Hollywood director could have written a better script for Ethan Horvath, the hometown hero that gave the United States Men’s national team victory against Mexico in the CONCACAF Nations League final on Sunday night. Born and raised just 30 minutes from Mile High, Horvath had to come in the second half to replace injured Zack Steffen to save the day.
Weston McKennie had a breakout season during his first year with Juventus and he kept up the good form with the national team in the CONCACAF Nations League finals. The 22-year-old started the game against Honduras in the semi final and went the full 90 minutes in the United States 1-0 victory.
Josh Sargent just won the CONCACAF Nations League tournament with the United States Men’s national team and is now preparing for the Gold Cup that is scheduled to start later this month. While in camp with the USMNT, rumors about his future have surfaced.
The United States Men's national team defeated Mexico 3-2 in the CONCACAF Nations League final to win their first international title since the Gold Cup of 2017. They had to turn the page quickly, because they have to prepare for the 2021 Gold Cup that starts in July and the USMNT will play only one preparation game prior to the start of the tournament.
Tonight's opponents from Central America will be fired up with 'Los Ticos' frustrated to have fallen short in the Nations League after a heartbreaking elimination to Mexico on penalties in the semi-final compounded by disappointment in the third place play-off falling to Honduras. Tonight's test in Utah for coach Ronald Gonzalez provides an ideal platform for his side to get back to winning ways ahead of the Gold Cup.
USMNT vs Costa Rica, Preview
Fresh from their win against Mexico on Sunday which saw Gregg Berhalter's men crowned CONCACAF Nations League champions after a 3-2 extra time win over Mexico, Wednesday's test against Costa Rica permits the UNMNT boss to look at options with the 2021 Gold Cup on the horizon.
Hello and welcome to United States against Costa Rica, international friendly game that will be played Wednesday June 9th a Rio Tinto Stadium. The game will work for both teams to get ready to the Gold Cup that wil, be played in July.