Hexagonal: TV schedule, standings and past results
Injuries: John Brooks, DeAndre Yedlin and Michael Orozco are all unavailable due to injury.
Yellow cards: Six players will carry yellow cards into the Costa Rica game: Matt Besler, Geoff Cameron, Michael Bradley, Paul Arriola, Alejandro Bedoya and Jozy Altidore.
Arena did not have a lot of tough roster decisions: The toughest likely took place on the backline:
RB: Eric Lichaj, who is not starting for Nottingham Forest, was preferred over Timmy Chandler, which is starting for Eintracht Frankfurt;
CB: Matt Hedges was picked ahead of Matt Miazga, in a battle of defenders who both were backups at the Gold Cup;
LB: DaMarcus Beasley, who goes back with Arena to 2002 World Cup qualifying, was selected over Toronto FC's Justin Morrow.
Hexagonal September rosters:
CRC | HON | MEX | PAN | TRI
Bruce Arena overview: “I think we’re strong in the goal, up top very strong, and I like our midfield combinations. Our backline has had some injuries over the past month that will hurt us a little bit, but I think if everyone comes into camp healthy, we have good options in our backline and good depth. I think overall we have a pretty solid roster here. We’ve called 26 players because we come into camp with six guys that have yellow cards, and we also have some players that are dealing with injury so we have to be smart.”
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United; 14/0), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids; 36/0), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake; 0/0).
DEFENDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo; 34/6), Matt Besler (Sporting KC; 11/1), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG; 22/2), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX; 15/0), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas; 0/0), Eric Lichaj (Nott. Forest/ENG; 0/0), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 5/0), Jorge Villafana (Santos/MEX; 3/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC; 18/3).
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; 4/0), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 3/1), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union; 9/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC; 35/7), Fabian Johnson (Borussia M'Gladbach/GER; 16/1), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers; 7/0), Christian Pulisic (Bor. Dortmund/GER; 9/5), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 0/0).
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC; 38/16), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders; 39/18), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 3/0), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Bobby Wood (Hamburg/GER; 10/4).
Note: Caps and goals in World Cup qualifying in parentheses.