Pre-Game Hype: USMNT vs. Costa Rica

Pre-Game Hype: USMNT vs. Costa Rica


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Dan Wiersema


​The Basics

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Time: 6:30pm ET / KO 7:07pm ET

Location: Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)

TV:ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas, Univision Deportes Network

Watch with your #AOFamily at one of our 181 chapter bars!

The Hype

Soooooooo….. about Saturday…..

It was disappointing, even devastating to lose to our rivals Mexico. We know that you gave it all in the stands that night, in your chapter bars, or maybe from your couch if you couldn’t handle the stress of being in public.

Tonight the United States men’s national team returns to the field against Costa Rica.

Too soon? It kinda feels like it.

After the match captain Michael Bradley said something ( that resonated with us:

“You have two choices. You can feel sorry for yourself and dwell on things, or you can continue to push forward, look at the things that could be better both individually and collectively and see if we can use this as a way to really improve ourselves.”

Next month World Cup Qualifying (#RussianToTheWorldCup) begins anew through 2017, next summer could bring Copa America Centenario (the soap opera continues), and with every game on the schedule comes another chance to “push forward”.

Love is never easy. Sometimes it hurts. But it almost always makes us a stronger people and a better people.

Coaches and players come and go. The team and the country they represent remain.

And so do we; in support of the team and this country.

We #PushForward.



USMNT Roster

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/ENG), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton/ENG)

DEFENDERS (7): Ventura Alvarado (Club America/MEX), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchenglandbach/GER), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana/MEX), Tim Ream (Fulham FC/ENG), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City FC/ENG)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes/FRA), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), Danny Williams (Reading FC/ENG), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland AFC/ENG)

FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin/GER), Andrew Wooten (FC Sandhausen/GER), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

Costa Rica Roster

GOALKEEPERS (3): Esteban Alvarado (Trabzonspor/Turkey), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid/Spain), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense/Costa Rica)

DEFENDERS (8): Jhonny Acosta (Alajuelense/Costa Rica), Francisco Calvo (Saprissa/Costa Rica), Oscar Duarte (Club Brugge/Belgium), Cristian Gamboa (West Bromwich/England), Ronald Matarrita (Alajuelense/Costa Rica), Dave Myrie (Herediano/Costa Rica), Bryan Oviedo (Everton/England), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Elías Aguilar (Herediano/Costa Rica), Celso Borges (Deportivo La Coruña/Spain), Mauricio Castillo (Cartagines/Costa Rica), Oscar Esteban Granados (Herediano/Costa Rica), David Guzman (Saprissa/Costa Rica), Deyver Vega (Saprissa/Costa Rica), Johan Venegas (Impact de Montreal/Canada)

FORWARDS (6): Joel Campbell (Arsenal/England), Daniel Colindres (Saprissa/Costa Rica), Marco Ureña (Midtjylland/Denmark)

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