Costa Rica

The U.S. hit bottom with 4–0 loss to Costa Rica

The Jurgen Klinsmann era appears to have run its course (FIFA/AFP/EZEQUIEL BECERRA) Losing in Costa Rica after losing to Mexico at home to start the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying was always a distinct possibility for the U.S. Even with the “dos a cero” streak against Mexico and a 4–0 win over Costa Rica …

This is how you earn the nickname “Marigol”

https://www.youtube.com/embed/nsVVL_ZZ7Xc Mexico’s Maribel Dominguez is called Marigol for a reason. She scored four of her team’s seven goals in the group stage of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, saving the best for last with her overhead kick in a loss against Costa Rica that prevented them from advancing to the semifinals. Playing at the …

Watch this Christen Press goal on a loop and live a happy life

The U.S. women’s team opened their Olympic qualifying campaign with a 5–0 win against Costa Rica and demonstrated that winning the World Cup last summer has only made them stronger. Christen Press’ spinning first touch on this cross from Tobin Heath is a work of art that belongs in a museum and will hopefully get …

When soccer becomes real life Fight Club

The week’s most absurd soccer moments By Sam Patterson and David Rudin Paulo Wanchope had to resign as Costa Rica’s head coach after this outburst. He wasn’t even coaching at the time. [source: gfycat] Miguel Gallardo of the Jacksonville Armada ran for a clearance like a horse with blinders. Pity it didn’t work out for him. …

Mexico reach Gold Cup semifinal with convenient late penalty

Have a look for yourself: Controversial penalty awarded to Mexico in extra time. #GoldCup2015 http://t.co/CoIIdlCPS4 — FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 20, 2015 For 120 minutes, Mexico did everything except finish their many chances to score against Costa Rica in the Gold Cup quarterfinals. But then the troll god of CONCACAF — a cruel deity with a perverse …