Costa Rica vs USMNT: times, how to watch on TV, how to stream online
On the verge of reaching the 2022 World Cup after a big win over Panama, the USMNT visit fourth-placed Costa Rica in the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers on Wednesday.
The United States men’s national team are on the cusp of sealing their World Cup return as they travel to Costa Rica in the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers for Qatar 2022.
After thumping Panama 5-1 on Sunday, with Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic scoring a hat-trick, the USMNT sit second in the group with 25 points, three ahead of the fourth-placed Costa Ricans. The top three qualify automatically, while as it stands Los Ticos would go into an inter-confederation playoff against a team from Oceania in June.
USMNT will qualify if they avoid heaviest defeat since 50s
A win for Costa Rica would take them level on points with the US, but Gregg Berhalter’s men know that their +10 goal-difference advantage means they will reach their first World Cup since 2014 as long as they avoid losing by six goals or more.
The Stars and Stripes may have a terrible away record against Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying - they’ve lost on their last nine visits, going back to 1989 - but they haven’t been beaten by a six-goal margin in a competitive game since 1957.
Costa Rica, who defeated El Salvador 2-1 last time out, could yet qualify automatically even if they win by a smaller margin. However, to leapfrog third-placed Mexico, who are tied with the US on 25 points, they will still require a four-goal swing in the goal-difference column.
What time does Costa Rica vs USMNT start?
The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Costa Rica and the USMNT will kick off at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, on Wednesday 30 March 2022 at 7:05 pm local time.
In the US, that’s 9:05 pm ET and 6:05 pm PT.
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Where can I watch Costa Rica vs USMNT in the US?
The following television channels and online streaming platforms will be broadcasting Costa Rica vs the USMNT in the US: UNIVERSO, UNIVERSO NOW, CBS Sports Network, Peacock, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and Paramount+.
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Costa Rica vs USMNT: live with AS USA
You can also follow the World Cup qualifier with AS USA’s live-text coverage. Rodrigo Serrano will be building up to the match from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through all the action in San José.