Rodney Wallace scores as Costa Rica beats US 1-0

Published Sep. 3, 2011 2:36 a.m. ET

Rodney Wallace scored the lone goal as Costa Rica beat the United States 1-0 in an international friendly Friday to deal Jurgen Klinsmann a loss in his second match as U.S. coach.

The Costa Ricans took the lead in the 65th minute when Wallace scored off a rebound from a Tim Howard save. The goal was the first for the defender, who made his debut for Costa Rica.

The Americans made a lively start, but as the match wore on, the Americans were drawn into a physical match that featured five yellow cards.

The U.S. had its chances in the second half, the best coming in the 71st minute when Jose Francisco Torres fired a shot that was saved by Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas.

The United States next play Belgium in Brussels on Sept. 6.