USA vs, Costa Rica Live Stream Free Football 2021 The United States men's national team will play the final Concacaf World Cup qualifier of the October window on Wednesday night in what will prove to be a critical showdown against Costa Rica in Columbus, Ohio. The Americans are coming off their worst performance of the cycle, losing 1-0 to Panama on Sunday. Los Ticos just got their first win of qualifying, beating El Salvador 2-1 over the weekend, setting up a clash where Costa Rica can jump the U.S. in the standings with three points. Costa Rica beat the U.S. 2-0 in the states during qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
USA vs, Costa Rica Live Stream Free Football 2021
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How to watch and odds
Date: Wednesday, October 13 | Time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Lower Field -- Columbus, Ohio
TV: ESPN2 | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: USA -225; Draw +280; Costa Rica +600 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
A loss to Mexico and draws against Panama, Jamaica and Honduras meant the pressure was on Costa Rica when they faced El Salvador over the weekend. Making matters worse, the Ticos fell behind after 12 minutes.
Already at a critical juncture of qualifying, a veteran Costa Rica side responded in kind with Bryan Ruiz and Celso Borges scoring six minutes apart in the second half to secure three critical points.
Now the Ticos are set for the latest chapter of World Cup qualifiers against the USMNT, hoping for a similar result from the last cycle (a 2-0 win at Red Bull Arena) than from the previous one (a 1-0 defeat at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park known as the “Snow Clasico”).
Costa Rica, notably, will be without Joel Campbell (ankle sprain) and striker José Guillermo Ortiz (COVID-19 positive test), per a Monday announcement from their federation.
USMNT: We can expect serious rotation for this team, similar to what we saw last game in terms of the number of changes, but that should result in familiar names back in the starting XI such as Ricardo Pepi and Brenden Aaronson. As for Weston McKennie and Antonee Robinson, who didn't travel with the team to Panama, both are being watched closely and tested ahead of the game to see if they will be available. If so, you can probably expect both to start, assuming they are nearly 100 percent fit. Otherwise, the key pieces like Matt Turner, Tyler Adams and Pepi should all be expected to start the team's most important qualifier up to this point.
Costa Rica: Los Ticos are down some important players like forwards Joel Campbell (injury) and Jose Ortiz (COVID), but they have one player who can keep them in any game, and that's world-class goalkeeper Keylor Navas. The PSG superstar was huge in the 2-1 win over El Salvador on Sunday, making a truly unbelievable late save to earn the three points. The U.S. has not faced a goalkeeper even remotely close to his quality in qualifying up to this point, and this will be a test they could find difficult passing. Expect Navas' fine form to have Los Ticos firmly in this one.