Starting XI for USA vs Costa Rica

March 22, 2013 — Leave a comment

Here is your starting XI for tonight’s match against Costa Rica. These are 11 things to should read, watch or listen to before the big game.

US Soccer’s Studio 90: Some interviews from the official US Soccer video blog heading into tonight.

Grant Wahl’s column on the match with Los Ticos: Wahl gives his opinion on what needs to be done to get over the tension created by the article by Brian Straus. He also does make a good point that Sir Alex Ferguson doesn’t release the starting lineup until the morning of the games.

The Soccer By Ives Podcast: Ives Galarcep breaks down the roster and discusses the snub of Carlos Bocanegra and also gives his probable lineup.

ExtraTime Radio: The guys in the MLS office break down the roster selection and play some sound from Jurgen Klinsmann’s conference call.

ExtraTime Radio: The guys discuss the comments made in Straus’ article and USMNT great Frankie Hejduk joins them to talk about tonight’s game.

The Shin Guardian Official Preview: TSG does a great job breaking down the matchup with Costa Rica, including the tactics used by Los Ticos.

The Shin Guardian Orange Slices: Matt from TSG gives you some news, notes and tactics ahead of tonight’s match. Remember to check back with this link every so often as he will continually update the page up until the 10 p.m. EST start.

Steven Goff’s World Cup Qualifier TV listing: Can’t wait for tonight’s match? That’s fine. Goff lists the channels and start times for 30 WCQ games that are available today.

Brian Straus drops a bombshell: Straus from AOL’s Sporting News talks and publishes the comments of 11 anonymous sources on the in-house problems facing the USMNT under Klinsmann.

Soccer By Ives: Gomez, Bradley and Cameron respond to Straus’ article. Hercules Gomez makes a great point that the media and fan reaction to the article shows we are progressing as a soccer nation. Michael Bradley sounds like the USMNT’s next long-time captain.


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