Here are the highlights of last night’s trouncing of the U.S. National Soccer team by the Ticos of Costa Rica in a CONCACAF zone FIFA World Cup 2010 Qualifying match.
Alvaro Saborio started the scored at 79 seconds in the second-fastest goal against the United States in a World Cup qualifier.
After some well done team play that shredded a shaky U.S. defence, Celso Borges notched a goal in the 13th minute. Pablo Herrera all but ended the match as a competition the with a goal in the 69th.
Landon Donovan converted a penalty kick in the second minute of second-half stoppage time to make the final score less embarassing for Team USA.
Match: United States vs. Costa Rica
Date: June 3, 2009
Competition: FIFA World Cup Qualifying; Final Round
Venue: Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; San Jose, Costa Rica
Kickoff: 8:06 p.m. MT
CRC — Alvaro Saborio (Andy Herron) 2nd minute
CRC — Celso Borges (Esteban Sirias) 13
CRC — Pablo Herrera (Walter Centeno) 69
USA — Landon Donovan (penalty kick) 92+
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 6-Marvell Wynne, 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 7-DaMarcus Beasley; 4-Pablo Mastroeni (11-Freddy Adu, 63), 12-Michael Bradley, 9-José Francisco Torres (16-Sacha Kljestan, 46); 8-Clint Dempsey (15-Charlie Davies, 80), 10-Landon Donovan, 17-Jozy Altidore
Subs not used: 18-Brad Guzan, 2-Ricardo Clark, 13-Jonathan Bornstein, 14-Jay DeMerit
Head Coach: Bob Bradley
Costa Rica: 1-Keylor Navas; 15-Harold Wallace (2-Pablo Herrera, 56), 4-Michael Umana, 3-Freddy Fernandez, 17-Junior Diaz; 7-Andy Herron (6-Cristian Bolanos, 72), 5-Celso Borges, 10-Walter Centeno, 8-Esteban Sirias; 11-Bryan Ruiz, 9-Alvaro Saborio (16-Carlos Hernandez, 77)
Subs not used: 18-Ricardo Gonzalez, 12-Andy Furtado, 13-Gonzalo Segares, 14-Armando Alonso
Head Coach: Rodrigo Kenton