Costa Rica's Marshall killed in car crash
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Defender Dennis Marshall, who scored in Costa Rica's Gold Cup quarterfinal loss to Honduras on Saturday, has died along with his girlfriend in an apparent car crash, the Costa Rican soccer federation confirmed on its website Thursday.

 

The Associated Press, quoting the Red Cross, said Marshall died Thursday when his car collided in a head-on collision with a truck in a mountainous region near the capital of San Jose.

The 25-year-old member of Danish club AaB Aalborg, had returned to Costa Rica following Saturday's loss, in which he scored in the 56th minute for "Los Ticos", equalizing and eventually sending the match to penalties where Honduras prevailed 4-2.

The Costa Rican federation announced the death in a three-sentence statement on its website, saying it profoundly lamented the death of Marshall and his girlfriend Meylin Masis Castro.

Marshall had been a member of the Costa Rican national team since 2009 and had played in eight games over two Gold Cups.