ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Neymar will start for Brazil in a mostly unchanged lineup against Costa Rica on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) at the World Cup.Although Brazil coach Tite said Neymar still needs time to reach peak shape, he insisted he is ...
Jun 22, 2018
KENDALL Waston scored in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time, giving Costa Rica a 1-1 tie against visiting Honduras on Saturday at San Jose and clinching the Ticos' second straight World Cup berth and fifth overall.The dramatic ...
Oct 8, 2017
HARRISON, N.J. - With another stunning home loss, the United States' hopes of reaching an eighth straight World Cup berth are in peril.Marco Urena took advantage of defensive mistakes to score in the 30th and 82nd minutes , giving Costa Rica ...
Sep 2, 2017
ARLINGTON, Texas - Clint Dempsey grew up playing youth soccer in the Dallas area, nearly 200 miles from his Texas hometown.Back in his home state and coming off the bench, Dempsey matched American international scoring record and sparked the US to a ...
Jul 23, 2017
NEW YORK - The former head of the Costa Rican soccer federation pleaded guilty on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) to conspiracy and other charges accusing him of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to award lucrative marketing contracts.Eduardo Li became ...
Oct 8, 2016
ZURICH - Brazil's victories in World Cup qualifying this month lifted it from ninth to No. 4 in the FIFA rankings, which Argentina still lead.Brazil beat Ecuador and Colombia, which is tied for fourth place, to make the biggest move ...
Sep 16, 2016
CHICAGO - The fans stood and cheered when Clint Dempsey headed off the field in the second half, and the forward responded with his own round of applause.Brad Guzan held his arms in the air after the final seconds of his happy ...
Jun 8, 2016
PANAMA and Costa Rica have formally asked for reviews of Concacaf's referee procedures after both countries had questionable calls go against them late in Gold Cup knockout round games against regional power Mexico, according to a person in Concacaf with knowledge ...
Jul 25, 2015
SALVADOR, Brazil - Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), giving the Netherlands a spot in the ...
Jul 6, 2014
RECIFE, Brazil - If Costa Rica midfielder Michael Barrantes believes his small Central American country's national side is favored to reach the World Cup quarterfinals, he's not about to say so publicly."We're not favorites. We' ...
Jun 29, 2014
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Defying all the doubters, Costa Rica came through perhaps the toughest group of the World Cup unbeaten and on top.Costa Rica followed up its wins over Uruguay and Italy by holding England to a dour scoreless draw on ...
Jun 25, 2014
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