Game Notes: Costa Rica v United States
Action from the last CONCACAF Gold Cup meeting between Costa Rica (red jersey) and the USA on July 16, 2013, in East Hartford, Connecticut, USA. (Photo: Mexsport)
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COSTA RICA UNITED STATES
54Games Played71
19Wins54
16Draws9
19Losses8
82Goals For143
64Goals Against52

Match Officials

Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Francisco Zumba (El Salvador)
Assistant Referee 2: William Torres (El Salvador
4th Official: Cesar Ramos (Mexico)

Suspended

Costa Rica: none
United States: none

Single Caution

Costa Rica: eliminated after quarterfinals
United States: eliminated after quarterfinals

AT&T Stadium – Arlington, Texas, USA
July 22, 2017 – 10:15 p.m. ET (9:15 p.m. local)

Costa Rica

• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup (GC): Costa Rica 1, Panama 0 … An own-goal in the 77th-minute own goal off the head of Anibal Godoy was all Costa Rica needed to secure its first semifinal berth

since 2009 … Godoy’s own-goal was the first of the tournament

• 2017 Gold Cup results: 1-0 win v Honduras (Marco Ureña 39’); 1-1 draw v Canada (Francisco Calvo 42’); 3-0 win v French Guiana (Ariel Rodriguez 4’; Rodney Wallace 79’; David Ramirez 83’); 1-0

win v Panama (own-goal, Anibal Godoy 77’)

• Gold Cup appearances: 13 (1991, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) ... Gold Cup record: GP-54; W-19; D-16; L-19; GF-82; GA-64 ... Best Finish: Runner-up-

1 (2002) ... Top GC Scorer: Walter Centeno (9 goals)​

• Qualification method: 4th place, 2017 Central American Cup (GP-5; W-1, D-3; L-1; GF-4; GA-2) ... Goals: Jose Guillermo Ortiz (2); Johan Venegas, Francisco Calvo (1)

• 2017 Copa Centroamericana results: 0-0 draw v El Salvador, 3-0 win v Belize, 0-0 draw Nicaragua, 1-1 draw v Honduras, 0-1 loss v Panama ... Costa Rica, which entered the competition as twotime

defending champion, has won a record eight Copa Centroamerica titles … 2017 Copa Centroamericana scorers: Jose Guillermo Ortiz (2 goals); Francisco Calvo, Johan Venegas (1)

• 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying: 2nd place, CONCACAF ​fifth round (GP-6; W-3; D-2; L-1; GF-9; GA-4) … CONCACAF fifth round results: 2-0 home win v Trinidad & Tobago, 4-0 home win v United

States, 0-2 away loss v Mexico, 1-1 away draw v Honduras; 0-0 home draw v Panama, 2-1 home win v Trinidad & Tobago (H) ... Remaining matches: United States (A), Mexico (H), Honduras (H),

Panama (A)

• Made four roster changes before knockout phase -- IN: Jose Leiton (FW), Kendall Waston (DF), Jhamir Ordain (DF), Jimmy Marin (MF) … OUT: Joel Campbell, Bryan Oviedo, Johan Venegas,

Christian Gamboa

• GC Semifinal Record: GP-5; W-1; D-1; L-3; GF-4; GA-7 … shutout in all three semifinal losses … Semifinal Results – 1991: 0-1 loss v Honduras; (1993) 0-1 loss sd/ot v USA; 2002: 3-1 win v Korea

Republic (Ronald Gomez 44’; Paulo Wanchope 77’, 82’); 2003: 0-2 loss v Mexico; 2009: 1-1 draw, 3:5 pens v Mexico (Froylan Ledezma 90’+3)

• Conceded one goal or fewer in last seven CG games … 1-0 win v Panama on Wednesday marked first-ever shutout in 10 all-time GC quarterfinals … conceded one goal or fewer in last seven GC

matches… with 3-0 win v French Guiana in last group-stage game, snapped streak of scoring one goal or fewer in GC games at five …

• Last win v United States (2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying): Nov. 15, 2016 – Costa Rica 4 (Johan Venegas 44: Christian Bolaños 69’; Joel Campbell 74’, 78’), United States 0

• GC Record against North American opponents: GP-22; W-1; D-6; L-16; GF-16; GA-33 … only win against North American side: (July 7, 2005) 1-0 win v Canada (Jafet Soto 30’)

• Captain Bryan Ruiz, the 2016 CONCACAF Player of the Year, has appeared in three previous Gold Cup editions ... the Sporting Lisbon forward’s two GC goals were scored 10 years apart: 3-2

quarterfinal loss to Honduras in 2005 & 1-1 draw with El Salvador in 2015

• Seven players on current roster have scored in GC (including 2017): Marco Ureña (4 goals); David Ramirez, Bryan Ruiz (2); Francisco Calvo, Ariel Rodriguez, Rodney Wallace (1)

• Head Coach: Oscar Ramirez (Costa Rica) ... since 2015 ... second Gold Cup as national team coach ... played in three matches at 1991 Gold Cup, including 2-3 loss v USA

United States

• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup (GC): United States 2, El Salvador 0 … Omar Gonzalez scored his second goal of the tournament (and third in his GC career) and Eric Lichaj added his first

international goal as the U.S. improved its GC record to 6W-0D-0D all time v El Salvador

• 2017 Gold Cup Results: 1-1 draw v Panama (Dom Dwyer 50’); 3-2 win v Martinique (Omar Gonzalez 54’; Jordan Morris 64’, 76’); 3-0 win v Nicaragua (Joe Corona 36’; Kelyn Rowe 56’; Matt Miazga

88’); 2-0 win v El Salvador (Omar Gonalez 41’; Eric Lichaj 45’+2)

• Gold Cup Appearances: 14 (1991, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) … Gold Cup Record: GP-71; W-54; D-9; L-8; GF-143; GA-52 (71 games played

and 54 wins are Gold Cup records) … Best Finish: Champion-5 (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013) … Top GC Scorer: Landon Donovan (18 goals) … Donovan is tournament’s all-time leading scorer,

six ahead of Luis Roberto Alves (Mexico) and Clint Dempsey (USA)

• 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (WCQ): 3rd place, CONCACAF fifth round (GP-6; W-2; D-2; L-2; GF-11, GA-8)

• 2018 FIFA WCQ, CONCACAF fifth round results: 0-2 home loss v Mexico; 0-4 away loss v Costa Rica; 6-0 home win v Honduras; 1-1 away draw v Panama; 2-0 home win v Trinidad & Tobago; 1- 1

away draw v Mexico … Remaining fifth-round matches: Costa Rica (H); Honduras (A); Panama (H); Trinidad & Tobago (A)

• Made maximum allowed six roster changes before knockout phase … IN: Clint Dempsey (FW), Jozy Altidore (FW), Michael Bradley (MF), Darlington Nagbe (MF), Tim Howard (GK), Jesse Gonzalez

(GK) … OUT: Dom Dwyer (FW), Kelyn Rowe (MF), Cristian Roldan (MF), Alejandro Bedoya (MF), Sean Johnson (GK), Brad Guzan (GK)

• Scored at least one goal in 22 consecutive Gold Cup matches, longest active streak among 2017 GC entrants (Mexico holds GC record, scoring in 31 consecutive games: July 20, 2003-July 9, 2015)

… last shutout in 5-0 loss to Mexico in 2009 final, which was USA’s largest margin of defeat in Gold Cup history … advanced to GC semifinals in 13 of 14 appearances (2000)

• GC Semifinal Record: GP-12; W-8; D-1; L-3; GF-16; GA-8 … Semifinal Results -- 1991: 2-0 win v Mexico (John Doyle 48’, Peter Vermes 64’); 1993: 1-0 win aet v Costa Rica (Cle Kooiman 103’);

1996: 0-1 loss v Brazil; 1998: 1-0 win v Brazil (Preki Radosavljevic 65’); 2002: 0-0 draw, 4:2 pens v Canada; 2003: 1-2 loss aet v Brazil (Carlos Bocanegra 62’); 2005: 2-1 win v Honduras (John

O’Brien 86’; Oguchi Onyewu 90’); 2007: 2-1 win v Canada (Frankie Hejduk 39’; Landon Donovan 45’pen); 2009: 2-0 win v Honduras (Clarence Goodson 45’; Kenny Cooper 90’); 2011: 1-0 win v

Panama (Clint Dempsey 76’); 2013: 3-1 win v Honduras (Eddie Johnson 11’; Landon Donovan 27’, 53’); 2015: 1-2 loss v Jamaica (Michael Bradley 48’)

• Last win v Costa Rica (2016 Copa America Centenario): June 7, 2016 – United States 4 (Clint Dempsey 9 pen; Jermaine Jones 37’; Bobby Wood 42’; Graham Zusi 87’)

• Five titles are second-most in GC history (Mexico #1: 7) … competed in a tournament record nine Gold Cup finals (Mexico #2: 8)

• Posted first shutout in five GC matches in 3-0 win v Nicaragua (went four straight matches without keeping clean sheet for first time in GC history)

• Eight players on current roster have scored in GC: Clint Dempsey (12); Michael Bradley, Joe Corona, Omar Gonzalez (3); Jozy Altidore, Jordan Morris (2); Gyasi Zardes, Eric Lichaj (1)

• Five players on current roster have scored in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL): Paul Arriola (2, Club Tijuana); Clint Dempsey (2, Seattle Sounders FC); Omar Gonzalez (2, LA

Galaxy); Chris Pontius (3, D.C. United); Gyasi Zardes (1, LA Galaxy)

• Omar Gonzalez won 2016/17 SCCL title with Pachuca & 2013 Gold Cup with USA … 4 all-time league titles (3, LA Galaxy, MLS; 1, Pachuca, Liga MX)

• Head Coach: Bruce Arena (since November 2016) … Arena began his second stint in charge of the U.S. in November 2016, taking over from Jurgen Klinsmann ... previously managed the side from

1998-2006, guiding U.S. to 2002 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals & two GC titles (2002, 2005) … winningest coach in GC history (16W-4D-1L)

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