Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
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
Ticos count on home-field advantage
by Paul Kennedy, November 12th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP 2010 COUNTDOWN] Seconds away a month ago from clinching a berth in the 2010 World Cup, Costa Rica must play Uruguay in a playoff that begins Saturday at the Estadio Saprissa in San Jose. The Ticos have the home-field advantage in the first leg, while Uruguay's Celeste has the big-name stars.

Costa Rica must put aside the disappointment of Jonathan Bornstein's tying goal that dropped the Ticos into fourth place and sent Honduras to the World Cup. They do have the advantage of playing on the artificial surface at the Estadio Saprissa, where they have won eight of nine 2010 World Cup qualifiers. The lone loss, 3-0 to Mexico, was the difference in dropping Costa Rica from first place to fourth in the Hexagonal standings.

The last Costa Rica players arrived at training on Wednesday when Celso Borges and Pablo Herrera arrived from Norway.

Uruguay's foreign-based contingent includes scoring stars Diego Forlan (Atletico Madrid) and Luis Suarez (Ajax) and Italian-based players Fernando Muslera (Lazio), Martin Caceres (Juventus) and Carlos Valdez (Reggina).

 



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Whitworth athletic director Tim Demant     
''As a Christ-centered university that believes in the value of all individuals, we are seeking to ...
U.S. U-23s head north to Preston for key test    
The U.S. under-23 national team will play the first of two warmup games before Olympic qualifying ...
What They're Saying: Sean St. Ledger    
"Never ever in my wildest dreams did I think I would be on the same team ...
Lou City's Fondy breaks USL season scoring record    
Matt Fondy entered Louisville City's match against Harrisburg on Wednesday night with 18 goals, two behind ...
Video Pick: An open net own goal from close range    
It's the Swedish Damallsvenskan that brings us a sadly spectacular own goal. Had Hammarby's Helen Eke ...
International callups will have heavy toll on MLS games    
The good news is that MLS is attracting more players getting callups to their national teams. ...
Post-Klopp Dortmund poised to challenge Bayern Munich     
After Borussia Dortmund hired a highly regarded young coach to replace the beloved Juergen Klopp, kept ...
Klinsmann: Guzan remains No. 1, USA needs Beas    
Of the myriad questions surrounding the U.S. men's national team ahead of the Oct. 10 match ...
Video Pick: Gareth Bale hits brilliant behind-the-goal goal     
Wales is on the brink of qualifying for its first major tournament in since 1958. Gareth ...
What They're Saying: Christen Press    
"I want so much more for my teammates. You can be one inch from the national ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives