After a thrilling Nations League final triumph over Mexico that once again throws fans’ dreams, the US Men’s National Team will want to avoid the classic game of disappointment by finishing the camp strong in a friendly against Costa. Rica (7 p.m. ET).
The United States and Costa Rica should give a little more time to players who haven’t played in the past seven to 10 days. Costa Rica have already vowed to refresh the starting lineup after using the same side against Mexico and Honduras in the Nations League Final Four.
But the USMNT is a deeper team and there is a competition for starting places with World Cup qualifiers in a few months. Goalkeeper Zack Steffen (bone contusion), defenseman Bryan Reynolds (bone contusion) and defenseman Matt Miazga (marriage preparation) will not be with the squad. Nashville center-back Walker Zimmerman replaces Miazga, and Nations League hero Ethan Horvath is set to start (on his birthday) in place of Steffen. Orlando forward Daryl Dike will also be available to play and has been in camp with the United States for the past two weeks.
At the pre-match press conference, head coach Gregg Berhalter and midfielder Tyler Adams both hammered home the urgency of showing they can play at a high level in four straight games. in a condensed calendar. This game matters to them.
If they can beat Costa Rica, USMNT will have won over three of their direct rivals when the final round of qualifying kicks off in September. He’s the perfect tuner with a Gold Cup tournament going to be played again in July.
What time is the United States against Costa Rica?
- Dated: Wednesday June 9
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
The United States will host Costa Rica in an international friendly at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The Americans have four wins and one draw in their all-time five games in the state.
How to watch the United States vs Costa Rica in the United States
The match will be available on television in English (ESPN2) and Spanish (UniMas and TUDN) and these networks can be broadcast live on fuboTV (7 day free trial).
USA vs Costa Rica betting odds and prediction
The depth of the United States is a big reason they are the favorites, and they should win comfortably. There are more numbers available for different combinations of American wins and the -1 Asian Handicap is also available at plus-money at the time of publication.
Costa Rica are winless in 10 games and have just won two heartbreaking penalties. Now is not the time when they are going to provoke anger, especially with an alternate team taking the field.
With over 17,000 fans in attendance for the game, the American team won’t want to disappoint. They will keep the good times.
Prediction: USMNT 3, Costa Rica 1
Odds courtesy of DraftKings:
- United States to win: -167
- Draw: +295
- Costa Rica to win: +460
- United States 1st half winners: +112
- USA wins and both teams score: +300
- USA wins part time AND full time: +140
- The United States wins both halves: +335
- USA -1 Asian Handicap: +104