U.S. vs. Costa Rica

U.S. shows heart in salvaging tie with Costa Rica

October 15, 2009
By Ives Galarcep, Special to ESPN Soccernet
WASHINGTON -- It was a game that originally wasn't supposed to mean much, but for the U.S. men's team, Wednesday's World Cup qualifying finale meant more than most could have imagined.

Having already qualified for the 2010 World Cup on Saturday, the Americans were expected to treat the game against Costa Rica as a celebration of their accomplishment. However, teammate Charlie Davies was seriously injured in a deadly car accident Tuesday, and that changed everything. Duly inspired, the ...

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