U.S. geared up for Costa Rica

June 2, 2005
By Marc Connolly
The last time the United States national team took on Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifying match, it ended with the Ticos and their home fans dancing in the streets in celebration of qualifying for the 2002 World Cup. That 2-0 loss down in San Jose at an overflowing Estadio Ricardo Saprissa was the U.S. side's third straight loss in a qualifier, and knocked them down into fourth place in the six-team group with only two matches to go.

Of course, Bruce Arena's squad was able to bounce back ...

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