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Arrieta penalty is difference for Ticos
May 28th, 2013 11:26PM
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[CANADA-COSTA RICA] A solid MLS influence permeated a friendly Tuesday night in Edmonton as a penalty kick converted by Columbus Crew forward Jairo Arrieta was enough for Costa Rica to beat Canada, 1-0.

Arrieta tucked away the penalty kick in the 16th minute after Canada midfielder Samuel Piette wiped out Arrieta trying to clear the ball. The Costa Rican put his shot just past the dive of keeper Milan Borjan for the game’s only goal.

Both sides finished the match with 10 men after Costa Rica’s Christopher Meneses and Canada’s Nik Ledgerwood tangled in the Canadian half of the field and were sent off.

A few of Canada’s chances involved its MLS products. Doneil Henry of Toronto FC narrowly missed the net with a header on a corner kick and former MLS player Andre Hainault also misfired with a header on a free kick. Both set pieces were taken by TFC rookie Kyle Bekker, who played the full 90 minutes.

Another TFC player, Jonathan Osorio, got his first cap when he replaced Piette in the 70th minute. Former Galaxy and Chivas USA defender Michael Umana went the distance for Costa Rica.

Interim manager Colin Miller is preparing Canada for its participation in the Gold Cup. It opens the tournament July 7 against Martinique in the Rose Bowl. Costa Rica resumes its Hexagonal schedule June 7 when it hosts Honduras.

May 28 in Edmonton
Canada 0 Costa Rica 1. Goal: Arrieta 16.
Canada -- Borjan; Henry, Ledgerwood, Hainault, Morgan, de Guzman (Pacheco, 89), Nakajima-Farran (Haber, 76), Piette (Osorio, 70), Bekker, Edwin-Bonsu (Toisant Ricketts, 64), Haber.
Costa Rica -- Pemberton; Umana, Zamora, Barrantes (Smith, 62), Meneses; Tejada, Soto (A.Rodriguez, 58), O.Rodriguez (Watson, 76), Cunningham, Arrieta (Aguilar, 88), Guevara (Ruiz, 68).
Red cards: Canada -- Ledgerwood 74; Costa Rica -- Meneses 74.
Referee: Chris Penso.
Att.: 8,102.



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