The first round of group matches have concluded in the Copa America Centenario. The second batch promises to be even more intense with tournament lives very much at stake. The United States men's national team face a virtual must-win scenario against Costa Rica after losing their first match.
While a draw wouldn't kill the USA's chances of a quarterfinal berth, it would certainly make it a lot more difficult. Los Ticos have been a thorn in the side of Jurgen Klinsmann's group in the recent past. The two teams have split their last four match-ups with two wins apiece.
The U.S. struggled to create chances against Colombia, but held their own against a world-class side. Coming up against a more familiar opposition should give us an idea of where exactly this team's level is within this competition. The big question for the USMNT will be what type of lineup Klinsmann will throw out in a must-win match. Will he stick with the same starting XI that was bland against Colombia or will he switch it up and add some dynamic attacking talent?
Costa Rica have some lineup questions of their own as their center back Kendall Waston will be suspended for the match due to a late red card against Paraguay. How will they replace their most physically imposing defender?
It's a huge match to see who will qualify for the Copa quarterfinals. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the match in English with John Strong and Brad Friedel handling the commentating duties. Here's how to watch:
How to Watch
Kickoff time: 8:00 p.m. ET, 5:00 p.m. PT
Available TV: Fox Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes
Available Streaming: Fox Sports Go, Univision Deportes, fuboTV (free trial)