The United States Men’s National Team are heading to Qatar one way or another. The final matchday in Costa Rica will determine when and in what fashion. With a spot in the intercontinental playoff wrapped up, all the U.S. must do is avoid complete humiliation in the form of a six-goal loss against Los Ticos to clinch an automatic berth.
Several players will be returning from yellow card suspension and should give Gregg Berhalter plenty of lineup options to work with. It will be interesting to see what direction he chooses to go with for both the starting lineup and the team’s overall mentality. It’s not often you see a scenario like this and there’s not much of a written out playbook to follow.
Nevertheless, the USMNT are 90 minutes away from being able to call themselves World Cup participants for the first time in eight years. Here’s to hoping it’s a smooth ride without many hiccups or pains.
United States lineup:
Costa Rica lineup:
How to Watch
Advertised Kick-off Time: 9:00p.m. Eastern, 6:00p.m. Pacific
Venue: Estadio Nacional Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
Available TV: CBS Sports Network, Universo
Available Streaming: Paramount+ (App/Website), Univision (App/Website), fuboTV (Free trial), Peacock (App/Website)
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