Tag: Costa Rica

World Cup Field Finalized; US Loses in Friendly

[Six teams qualified for next year’s World Cup in South Africa today](http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=685287&sec=worldcup2010&root=worldcup2010&cc=5901), finalizing the field that will compete in the first World Cup in African soil. France, Slovenia, Uruguay, Portugal, Greece and Algeria advanced to the finals ending the dreams of Ireland, Russia, Costa Rica, Ukraine and Egypt in the process. That means that Costa... Read more »

US 2-Costa Rica 2: Down to the wire in DC

The U.S.’s final World Cup qualifying match came down to the bitter end. But that end was sweet for the Americans — who used Jonathan Bornstein’s headed goal in the last minute of stoppage time to [pull out a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica at RFK Stadium Wednesday night](http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=279543&cc=5901). Costa Rica, who fell out of... Read more »

World Cup Qualifying Thread

With the South American qualifiers about to finish up and the CONCACAF qualifiers about to start, it’s about time for me to get a World Cup Qualifier thread started.  I’ll be sharing some thoughts/observations on the qualifiers throughout the evening, and I encourage you to do the same.  I’ll also be posting the winner of... Read more »

Morning Notes: US-Costa Rica Tomorrow Night, Win National Team Gear

The U.S. National Team is set to take on Costa Rica tomorrow night in both sides’ last World Cup Qualifying match. The American team qualified for the Cup with their 3-2 win over Honduras last Saturday and they’ll be looking to finish qualification strong with a win over Costa Rica, who currently sit in the... Read more »

Saturday Roundup -- US, Mexico Qualify for World Cup

Yesterday was a huge day for soccer fans around the world as eight more teams secured their spot in South Africa for next year’s World Cup. The U.S. and Mexico each used a big-time win to ensure their qualification, with [Mexico getting a goal from Fire midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco in their 4-1 defeat of El... Read more »

CONCACAF Update -- Blanco scores in Mexican Win, Costa Rica Falls

The U.S.’s 1-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago was hardly the only news coming out of CONCACAF tonight, as two other (and equally important) World Cup Qualifiers took place.  Mexico-Honduras was the high-profile match of the evening and Mexico took the honors, defeating the Hondurans 1-0 at Estadio Azteca.  Fire midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco played the... Read more »

An interview with Gonzalo Segares and Logan Pause

Hey everyone, hope your Thursday is going well. I caught up with the recently returned Gonzalo Segares and Logan Pause (both players had been with their national teams since the end of June for the Gold Cup) at yesterday’s practice and did a little group interview with them. Check it out below… **What did you... Read more »

Mexico defeats Costa Rica in a thriller: Advances to Gold Cup Finals

Note: I originally had no plans to write about this match.  Then it decided to go ahead and get insane on me.  Read below for my recap of the game and get excited for Sunday.The CONCACAF Gold Cup: where crazy happens.   Now that’s not the official slogan of the biennial tournament that features the... Read more »

Gold Cup Semis Tonight at Soldier Field

Chicago’s getting a double dip of soccer action as the Gold Cup semifinals make their way to Soldier Field on Thursday for an exciting night of international soccer. I’ll be at Soldier Field for both the U.S. – Honduras match as well as the Costa Rica – Mexico game (look for a matchday post later... Read more »


Today is another busy day in the world of Chicago soccer fans as the Fire take on the Crew (7 p.m. ESPN 2) and the U.S. National Team finishes Gold Cup group play when they take on Haiti (6 p.m. FSC/TeleFutura). I previewed the Fire-Crew match yesterday (just scroll down for it) and the U.S.... Read more »