Costa Rica will be without two starters -- center back Francisco Calvo
and right back Cristian Gamboa
-- for Tuesday's game against the USA at San Jose's Estadio Nacional. The Ticos were
already without starting center backs Oscar Duarte
and Giancarlo Gonzalez
, who missed the 2-0 win at Trinidad & Tobago with injuries.
Calvo is injured while Gamboa
picked up his second yellow card of qualifying in the win at Trinidad & Tobago. Gamboa set up teammate Christian Bolanos
for the first goal against T&T.
Whitecaps' Kendall Waston
and former MLS player Michael Umana
should start at center back for the Ticos.
Coach Oscar Ramirez
's options at right back are Jose
or Allan Miranda
. He could also move New York City FC's Ronald Matarrita
to right back and replace him with Everton's Bryan Oviedo
or Leonardo Gonzalez
formerly of the Seattle Sounders, on the left side.
Miranda and Gonzalez were called up as defensive replacements from Herediano. MEXICO.
Mexico headed to Panama for their second game of the Hexagonal on Tuesday without three players who played in Friday's 2-1 win over the USA: Andres Guardado
injury), Carlos Salcedo
(suspension) and Carlos Vela
(back in Spain for the birth of his first child). Mexico vs. Panama in
Panama 0 Mexico 1 2001:
Mexico 7 Panama 1 2005:
Panama Mexico 1 2005:
Mexico 5 Panama 1 2013:
Panama 0 Mexico 0
Mexico 2 Panama 1