Tyler Adams could have an opportunity to play against Costa Rica Feb. 2. (Keith Furman/FrontRowSoccer.com)
CHICAGO – Following four consecutive matches against top-ranked teams from Europe and South America, the U.S.men’s national team will take on a different challenge against a top tier regional rival when it hosts Costa Rica at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. Feb. 2.
The event time will be announced at a later date, but the game is set to be televised on FS1 and Univision Networks. Fans will be able to follow the match via Facebook, Twitter @ussoccer_MNT and Instagram @ussoccer_MNT.
The U.S. has yet to name a fulltime coach to succeed Dave Sarachan, who has guided the team on an interim basis since last year, although his tenure has been longer than some so-called permanent coaches.
Slated as the second of two games that are part of the USMNT’s annual January Camp, the friendly vs. Costa Rica is part of a series of tests the USA faces in advance of the 2019 Gold Cup, the first official competition in the 2022 World Cup cycle. The first January camp friendly will be announced at a later date.
The USMNT returns to Avaya Stadium for the second time, having routed Honduras, 6-0, in a World Cup qualifier March 24, 2017. The USA holds a 3-0-2 record in San Jose.
This will be the 38th meeting between the United States and Costa Rica, with the USMNT slipping behind in the all-time series with an overall record of 14-17-6. The match will come on the 16-year anniversary of the USA’s 2-0 victory against Costa Rica in the 2002 Concacaf Gold Cup final.