Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Worst of the worst
by Paul Kennedy, June 4th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MAKING A LIST] The 3-1 loss to Costa Rica marked the fourth straight time the USA has fallen to Ticos on the road in the Hexagonal. It was arguably the worst performance by the Americans in San Jose with their participation in the World Cup not yet decided. Indeed, it was the worst performance ever by the Americans against any foe in the first half of the Hexagonal.

The other defeats ...

Oct. 8, 2005
Costa Rica 3 USA 0.
The Ticos clinched a berth in the World Cup finals with the win against the Americans, who had clinched their berth in the finals two games earlier. Five U.S. starters from the 2005 game, also at the Saprissa Stadium, started on Wednesday.

Sept. 5, 2001
Costa Rica 2 USA 0.
Four days after the 3-2 upset loss to Honduras in Washington and six days before the 9/11 attacks, the Americans fell at Saprissa, seemingly jeopardizing their World Cup hopes. The USA would recover to win their next game against Jamaica, on the day of the allied assault on Afghanistan.

March 23, 1997
Costa Rica 3, USA 2.
The game was about the best the Americans have played in a World Cup qualifier in Costa Rica since their 1-1 tie in 1985. A late goal by Ronald Gomez gave the Ticos the win after the Americans twice came back on goals by Eric Wynalda and Roy Lassiter. "You have just watched two teams that will be playing in France,'' predicted U.S. coach Steve Sampson. He was half-right. The USA qualified for the 1998 World Cup in France but the Ticos collapsed.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
Here are 329 places Soccer America readers recommend where you should go to watch soccer for ...
Mario Goetze's beautiful backward nutmeg on Brecko    
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Mario Goetze, Germany's World Cup final hero, not only has a nose for ...
This season's most amazing free kick so far    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] You can hardly blame Hamburg SV goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny for remaining rooted to ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 29] Robbie Keane ran wild in the major-market matchup of Designated Players to keep ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I've always tried to be a guy who makes the right play in front of the ...
Onus on Cavani for PSG against Barcelona    
[UCL: Three Games to Watch] Paris St. Germain-Barcelona is the marquee match of Matchday 2 in ...
What They're Saying: Paul McGinley    
"I bounced ideas off him all week, he didn't preach to me, he didn't tell me ...
MLS's nouveau riche dominate millionaire club    
[MAKING A LIST] Big money has been flowing into Major League Soccer. Of the 15 players ...
USA and Brazil to play U-23 match in Brasilia    
[DATEBOOK] The U.S. World Cup team never got to Brasilia, falling in the round of 16 ...
Report: Chivas USA set to go on hiatus after 2014 season    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The news should come as no surprise. Chivas USA, sold back to MLS by ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives