Sup, America? Today, your United States under-20 men's team takes on Costa Rica in their final group stage game at the CONCACAF Under-20 championship. This tournament determines qualification for the Under-20 World Cup, which takes place this summer. Our Baby Yanks won their first match against Haiti, 2-1. These are three team groups, and Haiti lost to Costa Rica in their match, meaning the U.S. are already through to the quarterfinal.
Here's the U.S. lineup, via Tom Marshall.
US U-20 team to face Costa Rica: Cropper, Ocegueda, Stanko, O'Neill, Miller, Trapp, Lopez, Joya, Villarreal, Gil, Garcia.— Tom Marshall (@mexicoworldcup) February 22, 2013
The back line was not great in the first game, and I'm really hoping to see some improvement from the first game. I'm not really sure why Daniel Cuevas, the best player from the first match, isn't starting. If you have knowledge of any fitness issues or why Tab Ramos is resting him, let us know.
Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET, and you can catch the game on FOX Soccer. Chat away!