After an exciting Nations League remaining conquer Mexico that has followers dreaming once more, the U.S. males’s nationwide crew will wish to keep away from the traditional letdown match by ending camp robust in a pleasant in opposition to Costa Rica (7 p.m. ET).
Each the USA and Costa Rica are anticipated to present some prolonged time to gamers who haven’t featured within the final seven to 10 days. Costa Rica has already promised to clean up the beginning lineup after utilizing the identical crew in opposition to each Mexico and Honduras within the Nations League Ultimate 4.
However the USMNT is a deeper crew and there’s competitors for beginning spots with World Cup qualifying simply a few months away. Goalkeeper Zack Steffen (bone bruise), defender Bryan Reynolds (bone bruise) and defender Matt Miazga (wedding ceremony prep) is not going to be with the crew. Nashville central defender Walker Zimmerman replaces Miazga, and Nations League hero Ethan Horvath is anticipated to start out (on his birthday) rather than Steffen. Orlando ahead Daryl Dike will even be accessible to play and he has been in camp with the USA over the previous two weeks.
Within the pregame information convention, head coach Gregg Berhalter and midfielder Tyler Adams each hammered dwelling the urgency of exhibiting they’ll carry out at a excessive stage throughout 4 straight matches in a condensed schedule. This recreation issues to them.
If they’ll beat Costa Rica, the USMNT can have logged victories over three of their direct opponents when the ultimate spherical of qualifying kicks off in September. It’s the proper tone-setter with a Gold Cup event nonetheless to be performed in July.
What time is USA vs. Costa Rica?
- Date: Wednesday, June 9
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
The USA will host Costa Rica in a world pleasant at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The People have 4 wins and a draw within the 5 all-time matches they’ve performed within the state.
Find out how to watch USA vs. Costa Rica in USA
The match will probably be accessible on TV in English (ESPN2) and in Spanish (UniMas and TUDN) and people networks may be streamed reside on fuboTV (7-day free trial).
USA vs. Costa Rica betting odds & prediction
The USA’s depth is a giant cause why they’re the favorites, and they need to win this comfortably. There are plus-numbers accessible for various mixtures of U.S. victories and the -1 Asian Handicap can also be accessible at plus-money on the time of publication.
Costa Rica are winless in 10 video games and they’re coming off two heartbreaking penalty kick shootouts. This isn’t the second they’ll be springing the upset, particularly with an alternate crew taking the sphere.
With greater than 17,000 followers in attendance for the match, the U.S. crew is not going to wish to disappoint. They’ll hold the great occasions rolling.
Prediction: USMNT 3, Costa Rica 1
Odds courtesy of DraftKings:
- USA to win: -167
- Draw: +295
- Costa Rica to win: +460
- USA to win 1st half: +112
- USA to win and each groups to attain: +300
- USA to win at halftime AND fulltime: +140
- USA to win each halves: +335
- USA -1 Asian Handicap: +104