Dennis Marshall, who scored the equalizer for Costa Rica in its Gold Cup quarterfinal match on Saturday at the New Meadowlands Stadium, was killed Thursday
afternoon, along with his wife, Meylin Masis Castro, when his Mazda collided with a truck 12 miles east of the Costa Rican capital of San Jose in the
mountainous region of El Zurqui.
Marshall, 25, was traveling from his grandfather’s funeral in Limon and was scheduled to return to Denmark, where he plays for Aalborg, on July 3.
He was not scheduled to play for Costa Rica at the 2011 Copa America, which begins next month.