USMNT: Howard will miss Costa Rica game

In his first game since regaining the No. 1 spot in goal for the USA, Tim Howard was injured, putting him out of Tuesday's World Cup 2018 qualifier at Costa Rica and in all likelihood the MLS playoffs, which resume next Tuesday.

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Howard suffered an injury to his right adductor while taking a goal kick in the first half of the the 2-1 loss to Mexico in Columbus and left the match a few minutes later. Brad Guzan replaced him, playing his first match in more than two months.

Howard returned to Colorado for further evaluation and to determine treatment plans, according to U.S. Soccer, and did not accompany the USA to Costa Rica, where it arrived on Sunday.

The Rapids are scheduled to face Seattle in the first leg of the Western Conference finals.

Yellow Cards:
Jermaine Jones
Matt Besler
John Brooks
Timmy Chandler
Note: Michael Bradley and DeAndre Yedlin have already served suspensions.

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