US to host Costa Rica in Sept. 2 exhibition in LA
The U.S. men will host Costa Rica on Sept. 2 in Carson, Calif.,
a rare exhibition between the regional rivals.
U.S. Soccer announced the game Tuesday, the first of two
September exhibitions. The Americans then play Belgium in Brussels
four days later.
The U.S. and Costa Rica meet frequently in CONCACAF play, but
this is their first exhibition since 1995. The Americans have an
11-11-6 record overall against the Ticos, including a 2-2 draw on
Oct. 14, 2009, that cost Costa Rica a spot in last year’s World
Cup. The tie dropped Costa Rica to fourth in North and Central
American and Caribbean region qualifying, and the Ticos then lost
to Uruguay in a playoff for the spot shared by CONCACAF and South