USA vs. Costa Rica: How to Watch, TV Info, Live Stream, Open Thread and More



Welcome to your open thread for tonight's international friendly match-up between the United States and Costa Rica. Unlike Saturday night, the Red, White & Blue has nothing much to play for, but a win would still be nice, because it's been awhile since we've seen a USMNT victory.

The Yanks and Ticos take the pitch at Red Bull Arena tonight, looking for a bit of a moral victory in addition to an actual one, after a tough 3-2 extra time loss in the CONCACAF Cup at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Orlando City's Brek Shea was added to the roster since then, along with D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid, New York City FC midfielder Mix Diskerud, New England midfielder Lee Nguyen, and forward Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen / Bundesliga 2).

Shea is listed on the USMNT lineup as a midfielder. Let's just hope he comes back healthy this time.

U.S. Lineup:

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)

How to Watch:

Match time: 6:30 p.m. (ET)

Venue: Red Bull Arena – Harrison, NJ

TV: ESPN, UniMas, Univision Deportes Network.

Live Stream: WatchESPN

Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow along with @StarsAndStripesFC or via @ussoccer.

Match Thread Rules:

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Polling Closed

USMNT rolls1
USMNT by a goal2
Draw (yawn)1
Costa Rica by a goal0
Costa Rica rolls2


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