United States recovers a 0-1 deficit to best Costa Rica 2-1. HIGHLIGHTS

United States managed to turn the table against Costa Rica to win 2-1.

United States recovers a 0-1 deficit to best Costa Rica 2-1. HIGHLIGHTS

United States succeeded in turn the table against Costa Rica to win 2-1. It was Costa Rica to strike first with an early goal of K. Fuller at the 2′. Then it was a goal in the 25′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, L. Moreira gave the win to United States in the 66′ minute with an own goal. Its vastly superior ball possession (64%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played on Wednesday and it started at 11:00 pm local time. The referee was Daneon Parchment who had the assistance of Damian Williams and Stephanie Dale Yee Sing. The 4th official was Kevin Morrison.

Match Statistics​

  • ! 64 Ball Possession 36
Shots
  • 11 Total 2
  • 6 On Target 2
  • 5 Off Target 0
  • 3 Shots blocked 0
  • 121 Attack 67
  • 89 Dangerous attack 28
  • 77 Ball safe 80
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 3 Corners 3
  • 4 Off Sides 1
Fouls
  • 9 Total 12
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 5

Ball possesssion

United States had a superior ball possession 64% while Costa Rica was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

United States was more aggressive with 89 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why United States won the match​.

United States shot 11 times, 6 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Costa Rica shot 2 times, 2 on target, 0 off target.

Cards

United States didn’t receive any yellow card. On the opposite side, Costa Rica didn’t receive any yellow card.

Match Timeline

2'
25'
46'
66'
69'
74'
74'
78'
84'
84'
84'
88'
88'

Standings

Standings
28
14
28
14
21
14
11
14

Group A

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5

Group B

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
3
4

Group C

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
10
4
6
4

Group D

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5

Group E

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
9
3
3
3
0
0

    Group F

    Team
    Pts
    Pl
    Last 5
    3
    4

    After this match, United States will have 11 points like Mexico to move down in the 2nd place. On the other side, Costa Rica will stay with 6 points to stay in the 5th place.

    Next matches

    In the next match in the WC Qualification Concacaf, United States will host Mexico on the 13th of November with a 6-4 head to head in favor of United States (5 draws).

    Costa Rica will play away agasint Canada on the 13th of November with a 1-0 head to head in favor of Costa Rica (1 draw).

    United States – Formation

    United States
    G
    Zack Steffen 13.United States
    7.1
    D
    Antonee Robinson 5.United States
    7.0
    D
    Miles Robinson 12.United States
    6.9
    D
    Sergiño Dest 2.United States
    7.8
    74' Goals25'
    D
    Chris Richards 15.United States
    6.8
    M
    Paul Arriola 7.United States
    M
    Tyler Adams 4.United States
    7.3
    M
    Weston McKennie 8.United States
    6.8
    M
    Yunus Musah 6.England
    7.1
    78'
    F
    Brenden Aaronson 11.United States
    6.8
    88'
    F
    Ricardo Pepi 16.United States
    7.0
    88'
    F
    Timothy Weah  20.United States
    7.7
    74'
    Substitutes
    G
    Matt Turner 1.United States
    D
    George Bello 21.United States
    D
    Walker Zimmerman 3.United States
    6.6
    88'
    D
    DeAndre Yedlin 22.United States
    6.6
    74'
    D
    Mark McKenzie 18.United States
    M
    Luca de la Torre  14.United States
    M
    Kellyn Acosta 23.United States
    M
    Cristian Roldán 10.United States
    F
    Gyasi Zardes 9.United States
    6.4
    88'
    F
    Gianluca Busio 17.United States
    6.8
    78'
    F
    Matthew Hoppe 19.United States
    6.8
    74'

    United States started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

    The manager Gregg Berhalter decided to play with the following team: P. Arriola, Zack Steffen (7.1), Sergiño Dest (7.8), Miles Robinson (6.9), Chris Richards (6.8), Antonee Robinson (7.0), Yunus Musah (7.1), Tyler Adams (7.3), Weston McKennie (6.8), Timothy Weah (7.7), Ricardo Pepi (7.0) and Brenden Aaronson (6.8).

    The home team had on the bench: Gyasi Zardes (6.4), L. de la Torre, K. Acosta, Gianluca Busio (6.8), G. Bello, C. Roldán, Walker Zimmerman (6.6), Matthew Hoppe (6.8), M. Turner, DeAndre Yedlin (6.6) and M. McKenzie.

    Substitutions

    United States made 5 changes: S. Dest for D. Yedlin (74′), T. Weah for M. Hoppe (74′), Y. Musah for G. Busio (78′), B. Aaronson for W. Zimmerman (88′) and R. Pepi for G. Zardes (88′).

    Best player: Sergiño Dest​

    Following our analysis, the most impressive player for United States was Sergiño Dest.

    His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 56 passes (87% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 11. He performed 2 crosses.

    Costa Rica – Formation

    Costa Rica
    G
    Keylor Navas 1.Costa Rica
    6.2
    46'
    D
    Ó. Duarte 6.Costa Rica
    7.1
    84'
    D
    Ronald Matarrita  22.Costa Rica
    7.3
    D
    Francisco Calvo 15.Costa Rica
    6.9
    D
    R. Blanco Mora 2.Costa Rica
    6.2
    M
    Keysher Fuller 4.Costa Rica
    7.6
    84' Goals2'
    M
    Celso Borges 5.Costa Rica
    7.4
    M
    J. Venegas Ulloa 11.Costa Rica
    6.4
    84'
    M
    Yeltsin Tejeda 17.Costa Rica
    6.8
    M
    B. Ruiz González 10.Costa Rica
    6.1
    F
    Jonathan Moya 21.Costa Rica
    6.6
    69'
    Substitutes
    G
    A. Cruz 18.Costa Rica
    G
    L. Moreira 23.Costa Rica
    6.8
    46'
    D
    O. Galo 13.Costa Rica
    D
    Kendall Waston 19.Costa Rica
    6.5
    84'
    D
    Juan Pablo Vargas 3.Costa Rica
    D
    Bryan Oviedo 8.Costa Rica
    D
    F. Faerrón 20.Costa Rica
    M
    Jimmy Marín 14.Costa Rica
    M
    Randall Leal 12.Costa Rica
    6.7
    69'
    M
    C. Bolaños 7.Costa Rica
    6.7
    84'
    M
    Youstin Salas 16.Costa Rica
    F
    Á. Saborío 9.Costa Rica
    6.6
    84'

    Costa Rica started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

    On the other side, Luis Fernando Suárez Guzman played with: Keylor Navas (6.2), Ricardo Blanco (6.2), Óscar Duarte (7.1), Francisco Calvo (6.9), Ronald Matarrita (7.3), Celso Borges (7.4), Yeltsin Tejeda (6.8), Keysher Fuller (7.6), Bryan Ruiz (6.1), Johan Venegas (6.4), Jonathan Moya (6.6).

    The following players were sitting on the bench: O. Galo, J. Marín, Randall Leal (6.7), Kendall Waston (6.5), Christian Bolaños (6.7), Y. Salas, J. Vargas, A. Cruz, B. Oviedo, F. Faerrón, Leonel Moreira (6.8) and Alvaro Saborio (6.6).

    Costa Rica could not rely on the presence of K. Waston (injured).

    Substitutions

    Costa Rica made 5 changes: K. Navas for L. Moreira (46′), J. Moya for R. Leal (69′), O. Duarte for K. Waston (84′), J. Venegas for A. Saborio (84′) and K. Fuller for C. Bolanos (84′).

    Best player: Keysher Fuller​

    Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Costa Rica was Keysher Fuller.

    His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 19 passes (78% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 5.

    Results of the day

    These are the results of the day in the WC Qualification Concacaf.​