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Poor USA Side Loses To Costa Rica 1-0

The Jurgen Klinsmann era as USA national team head coach is getting off to a tough start with a draw and lose at home to two of their biggest CONCACAF rivals.

In Klinsmann’s first game as coach, the United States tied Mexico 1-1 on Aug. 10 in Philadelphia and last night at the Home Depot Center the US suffered an embarrassing loss at home to Costa Rica.

The U.S. dominated possession against a very physical Costa Rica side, but once again lacked that piece of quality in the final third to open up the Ticos defense. Too often the final pass from Donovan, Shea and Chandler were poor.

World Cup

U.S. loses in Costa Rica

The US suffered its sixth-straight loss in Costa Rica 3-1 on Wednesday night in a game that was not as close as the score indicated!

With goals 82 seconds into the match and then in the 13th minute, this was a relatively easy World Cup qualifying victory for Costa Rica. It was the worst qualifying result for the USA since their 3-0 defeat at Costa Rica on Oct. 8. 2005. With the loss the U.S. (2-1-1, seven points) dropped into second place in the CONCACAF hexagonal behind the Ticos (3-1-1, 10). The USA will face what is now close to a must-win situation against Honduras in Chicago on Saturday.