U.S. versus Costa Rica

U.S. is undaunted by conditions at Saprissa Stadium

June 3, 2009
GalarcepBy Ives Galarcep, Special to ESPN Soccernet
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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Catch a glimpse of the exterior of Estadio Ricardo Saprissa at dusk, with mountains in the distance and urban decay surrounding it, and you just might find yourself wondering if you're staring at a stadium or the set of the latest "Terminator" movie.

From the dilapidated concrete columns and steep rows of seating that make up the stadium's body, to the crude fencing that keeps fans from running onto a field they sit spitting distance from, Saprissa needs a wrecking ...

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