Costa Rica Sports News – Although I am sure most people are thinking more about their favorite college team starting the football season this week, there is another pretty big sporting event on the horizon in our backyard in Costa Rica.
However, he USA have other thoughts on their mind as they ride a hue winning streak into the land of Pura Vida. The only question is who is going to play?
The United States men’s national soccer team has just about qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. They are also on a 12-game winning streak.
This is the longest winning streak in U.S. men’s soccer as well as in international football. This success doesn’t mean that coach Klinsmann should start experimenting in the upcoming September 6th qualifier against Costa Rica.
The following match for the team is against Mexico, when they will need to be strong. Who should Klinsmann start in the match against the Ticos?
While Guzan and Rimando are sure assets, Howard has won the spot of starting goalkeeper. Tim Howard has made huge saves and invested so much in the team. With these three options, the team’s strongest position is goalkeeper, even if there are an injury or two.
It seems Klinsmann has preferred the Gonzalez and Besler center back pair. John Anthony Brooks is a suitable choice as well, but too much time has been spent building chemistry and training as a pair to break the first two up unnecessarily.
Will it be Evans/Beasley or Johnson/Cemeron playing right and left wingback? It will depend on if Klinsmann prefers recent success or the tried and tested pair from the past. The center midfield is already set, and no one would argue it.
Michael Bradley can cover serious ground and has excellent control. With Jermaine Jones covering him, he will be free to roam. There’s one more player to mention. Donovan is on fire right now and Klinsmann would be crazy to replace him.
Choosing the lineup can’t be easy for this critical game. Kinsmann will no doubt move the team closer to Brazil.