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Costa Rica fans not about to forgive and forget
by Paul Kennedy, March 25th, 2013 11:22PM
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[HEXAGONAL: Day 3]Costa Rican fans have not forgotten Friday's snow bowl at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Some Tico supporters planning to attend Tuesday's qualifier against Jamaica at the Estadio Nacional have taken to social media and hatched a plan to turn their back during the playing of the FIFA "fair play" hymn. Tuesday's game is Costa Rica's first home game of the Hexagonal, while early Concacaf leader Honduras takes to the road for the first time when it faces Panama in Panama City. For updates on both games ...

Hexagonal Standings:
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/-
4 Honduras 1-1-0 4/3
3 USA 1-0-1 2/2
2 Panama 0-2-0 3/3
2 Mexico 0-2-0 2/2
2 Jamaica 0-2-0 1/1
1 Costa Rica 0-1-1 2/3

Costa Rica-Jamaica:beIN Sport (live), 10 pm.

-- Young star Joel Campbell, who came on in the second half of the Ticos' game against the USA, should get the start on Tuesday. New York Red Bulls defender Roy Miller is suspended after picking up his second yellow card in Friday's game in Colorado. Johnny Acosta, who was unable to travel to the United States because of via problems, rejoined the Ticos.

-- Jamaica lost central defender Nyron Nosworthy, who will be sidelined with an Achilles tendon injury that will require surgery and sideline him 3-4 months. The Watford defender, whose play was instrumental in the Reggae Boyz's 0-0 tie with Mexico in the opening Hexagonal match, suffered the injury in Friday's game against Panama in Kingston. Forward Jermaine Beckford suffered a broken bone in his hand in the Panama game but will be available for the Costa Rica game.

Costa Rica Roster:
GOALKEEPERS:Keylor Navas (Levante, Spain), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense).
DEFENDERS:Johnny Acosta (Dorados, Mexico), Juan Diego Madrigal (Santos), Christian Gamboa (Rosenborg, Norway), Michael Umana (Saprissa), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Valerenga, Norway), Bryan Oviedo (Everton, England),  Christopher Meneses (Alajuelense).
MIDFIELDERS:Celso Borges (AIK, Sweden), Osvaldo Rodriguez (Santos), Cristian Bolanos (FC Copenhagen, Denmark), Cristhian Lagos (Saprissa), Ariel Rodriguez (Perez Zeledon), Keylor Soto (Perez Zeledon), Yeltsin Tejeda (Saprissa), Michael Barrantes (Aalesund, Norway), Bryan Ruiz (Fulham, England), Mauricio Castillo (Cartagines), Diego Calvo (Alajuelense).
FORWARDS:Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake), Joel Campbell (Betis, Spain), Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew).

Jamaica Roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Donovan Ricketts (Portland Timbers), Dwayne Miller (Syrianska, Sweden), Duwayne Kerr (Strommen, Norway).
DEFENDERS:Alvas Powell (Portmore United), Adrian Mariappa (Reading, England), Demar Phillips (Aalesunds FK, Norway), Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo), Lloyd Doyley (Watford, England), Montrose Phinn (Harbour View).
MIDFIELDERS:Andre Lewis (Cavalier SC), Joel McAnuff (Reading, England), Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday, England), Tremaine Stewart (Aalesunds FK, Norway), Rudolph Austin (Leeds United, England) Marvin Elliot (Bristol City, England), Jermaine Hue (Harbour View), Omar Daley (Motherwell, Scotland), Je-Vaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo).
FORWARDS: Garath McCleary (Reading, England), Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town, England), Theo Robinson (Derby County, England), Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers), Dane Richards (Burnley, England), Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town), Luton Shelton (Karabukspor).

Panama-Honduras:beIN Sport en Espanol (live), 10 pm.

Panama will be short-handed against Honduras at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez. FIFA suspended Coach Julio Cesar Dely Valdes for his behavior during the opening Hexagonal match against Costa Rica and also placed him on probation for six months. Forward Alberto Quintero picked up his second yellow card in Friday's game against Jamaica and is suspended on Tuesday. The Canaleros were also waiting to see about the fitness of midfielder Armando Cooper, who was injured in Friday's game.

Honduras coach Luis Fernando Suarez might bring back Juan Carlos Garcia at left back in place of Celtic's Emilio Izaguirre. Garcia had started against the USA in the Hexagonal opener and played well in place of the injured Izaguirre. Garcia is better suited to defend against Panama's aerial attack.

Panama Roster:
GOALKEEPERS:Luis Mejia (Fenix, Uruguay), Kevin Melgar (Alianza), Alex Rodriquez (Sporting).
DEFENDERS:Felipe Baloy (Santos, Mexico), Leonel Parris (Tauro), Roman Torres (Millonarios, Colombia), Carlos Rodriguez (Chepo), Luis Henriquez (Lech Poznan, Poland), Jean Carlos Cedeno (Alianza), Harold Cummings (Arabe Unido).
MIDFIELDERS:Nelson Barahona (Itagui, Colombia), Anibal Godoy (Chepo), Jairo Jimenez (Chorrillo), Marcos Sanchez (D.C. United), Juan de Dios Perez (Tauro), Armando Cooper (Godoy Cruz, Argentina), Gabriel Gomez (Atl. Junior, Colombia), Rolando Escobar (Dep. Anzoategui, Venezuela).
FORWARDS:  Luis Tejada (Toluca, Mexico), Blas Perez (FC Dallas), Edwin Aguilar (Tauro), Alcibiades Rojas (Atl. Chiriqui).

Honduras Roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Noel Valladares  (Olimpia), Donis Escober (Olimpia), Kevin Hernandez (Real Espana).
DEFENDERS:Arnold Peralta (Vida), Brayan Beckeles (Olimpia), Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes), Osman Chavez (Wisla Krakow, Poland), Maynor Figueroa (Wigan, England), Juan Pablo Montes (Platense), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic, Scotland), Juan Carlos Garcia (Olimpia).
MIDFIELDERS: Luis Garrido (Red Star, Serbia), Jorge Claros (Hibernian, Scotland), Roger Espinoza (Wigan, England), Wilmer Fuentes (Marathon), Carlos Discua (Motagua), Oscar Boniek Garcia (Houston Dynamo), Mario Martinez (Seattle Sounders), Bayron Mendez (Platense).
FORWARDS: Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution), Roger Rojas (Olimpia), Carlo Costly (Veria, Greece), Jerry Palacios (Alajuelense, Costa Rica).



5 comments
  1. Kerry Solomon
    commented on: March 26, 2013 at 9:27 a.m.
    I'm disappointed that Costa Rica filed a protest. The field was far from ideal conditions which didn't help either team. Last time I looked, BOTH teams were dealing with the same conditions. It was discussed with both teams and they decided to continue. The result should stand. The rivalry is special between these countries, maybe, only surpassed by USA v Mexico,and I would hope that it continues to be spirited contests in the future and the goal [no pun intended]is to produce quality soccer that is good and entertaining for both teams and fans.
  1. Eric Schmitt
    commented on: March 26, 2013 at 11:38 a.m.
    WAAAAAAH!
  1. Chris Sapien
    commented on: March 26, 2013 at 3:43 p.m.
    As I have stated, conditions were fair, players were spirited and the fans in attendance, including myself, wouldn't change a thing!! Ball moved fine, players were safe and the referee's authority was not challenged. Read the Laws of the Game. There is nothing that precludes the playing in snow, and referees are only instructed to make determinations in regards to player safety. Weather happens, end of story.
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: March 26, 2013 at 4:31 p.m.
    Then again Chris here doesnt think much of playing skilled tecnical soccer so snow or no snow as long as the ball goes in on the opposing team and not in ours, right ??? Ref also may consider his own visibility as well as his AR's and players which I beleive is why he did stop the game in the 55th minute. Weather does happen. Lets play next 4 in Alaska!! After all there is no way of knowing 100% it will snow over there either!!!
  1. Chris Sapien
    commented on: March 26, 2013 at 4:52 p.m.
    Another losing argument courtesy of Luis.......wonderful flare for the obvious.....

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