USA looks to bounce back in World Cup qualifying in Costa Rica
The U.S. men's national team is facing the daunting prospect of opening the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying hexagonal with no points from its first two games, but it also has a chance to make history Tuesday night.
The U.S. has never won in Costa Rica and is 0-8-1 there all time in World Cup qualifying, but the two meet in Estadio Nacional in San Jose in the second game of the Hex (9 p.m. ET; beIN Sports, NBC Universo), where Jurgen Klinsmann's side goes in search of that elusive first win.
The Americans endured a historic loss of their own Friday in Columbus, Ohio, falling to Mexico there for the first time in a 2-1 defeat. Costa Rica, meanwhile, won at Trinidad and Tobago to start the final round off on the right foot and will look to put the U.S. in a deeper hole on the road to Russia.
Here are the complete rosters for the match:
GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough), Ethan Horvath (Molde), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
MIDFIELDERS: Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen), Alan Gordon (LA Galaxy), Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
GOALKEEPERS: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense), Esteban Alvarado (Trabzonspor)
DEFENDERS: Bryan Oviedo (Everton), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps), Ronald Matarrita (New York City FC), Cristian Gamboa (Celtic), Michael Umaña (Alajuelense), Johnny Acosta (Herediano), Jose Salvatierra (Alajuelense), Francisco Calvo (Saprissa)
MIDFIELDERS: Celso Borges (Deportivo de La Coruña), Christian Bolaños (Vancouver Whitecaps), Rodney Wallace (Sport Recife), Johan Venegas (Montreal Impact), Randall Azofeifa (Herediano), Yeltsin Tejeda (Lausanne), David Guzman (Saprissa), Pablo Salazar (Herediano)
FORWARDS: Bryan Ruiz (Sporting Lisbon), Joel Campbell (Sporting Lisbon), Marco Ureña (Brondby), Ariel Rodriguez (Bangkok Glass)