[HEXAGONAL COUNTDOWN] Real Salt Lake star Alvaro Saborio is the lone MLS players in Costa Rica's 24-player squad for its game against the USA Friday at the Estadio Nacional in San Jose. Twelve European-based players -- four in Norway, two in England and one each in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain and Sweden -- were called in.
Costa Rica Roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Keylor Navas
(Levante, Spain), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense).
DEFENDERS: Cristian Gamboa (Rosenborg, Norway), Jose Salvatierra (Alajuelense), Giancarlo
Gonzalez (Valerenga, Norway), Johnny Acosta (Alajuelense), Michael Umaña (Saprissa), Oscar Duarte (Club Brugge, Belgium), Bryan Oviedo (Everton, England), Junior Diaz (Mainz, Germany).
MIDFIELDERS: Cristian Bolanos (FC Copenhagen, Denmark), Jose Miguel Cubero (Herediano), Celso Borges (AIK, Sweden), Yeltsin Tejeda (Saprissa), Esteban
Granados (Herediano), Michael Barrantes (Aalesunde, Norway), Diego Calvo (Varelenga, Norway), Mauricio Castillo (Saprissa).
FORWARDS: Bryan Ruiz
(Fulham, England), Joel Campbell (Olympiakos, Greece), Randall Brenes (Cartagines), Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake), Víctor Nunez (Herediano), Yendrick Ruiz (Herediano).