USA vs Costa Rica Copa America 2016 Preview

The Us Men’s National Team looks to jump reverse from a 2-0 loss against Colombia, as it takes on Costa Rica on June 6th.

Costa Rica is coming off from a 0-0 draw against Paraguay tending to recognize that a victory might dramatically increase their chances of improving to the knockout stages.

The 23rd-ranked Costa Ricans should provide a challenging challenge for the Americans. Costa Rica is a veteran squad and characteristics a number of MLS players such as Alvaro Saborío, Rónald Matarrita, Christian Bolaños, Johan Venegas, and Kendall Waston.

Waston usually anchors the backline, however is suspended for this match as a result of a red card he received against Paraguay.

With Watson suspended, rightback Cristian Gamboa (West Brom) and centerback Óscar Duarte (Espanyol) are expected to lead the defense. Gamboa is very fast and possesses a very high work rate, but is often caught out of position and isn’t a great one-on-one defender.

The 6’0” Duarte is excellent in the air and is very good at intercepting passes. One of Duarte’s main weaknesses is that he usually commits fouls.

Costa Rica is very physical and its players will look to use their speed to beat U.S. defenders. Although Costa Rica is expected to deploy a 5-4-1, the leftback and rightback frequently join the attack.

When Costa Rica has possession, wingers Bryan Ruiz and Joel Campbell join the lone striker in the final third. As a result, when Costa Rica is attacking its formation will appear to be a 3-4-3.

USA vs Costa Rica Copa America 2016 Prediction

Who will win the wide battle?

This game will certainly make for an interesting tactical matchup, with the robust, aggressive 4-4-2 of Paraguay coming up against Costa Rica’s ultra-defensive 5-4-1. Though Paraguay’s forwards will be outnumbered, they will doubtless be looking for success in the wide areas, where their wingers and full-backs can team up to create a superiority against an isolated Tico wing-back. If that proves the case, Costa Rica’s defence can certainly expect to be bombarded with crosses.

USA vs Costa Rica Copa America 2016 Live Streaming Info

Match: USA vs Costa Copa America 2016

Time: 8:00pm Eastern

Location: Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)

Available TV: Fox Sports 1 (English), Univision (Spanish), UniMas (Spanish), Univision Deportes (Spanish)

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Costa Rica Roster:

Goalkeepers: Esteban Alvarado (Trabzonspor), Danny Carvajal (Saprissa), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense)

Defenders: Johnny Acosta (Alajuelense), Francisco Calvo (Saprissa), Oscar Duarte (Espanyol), Christian Gamboa (West Brom), Ronald Matarrita (NYCFC), Bryan Oviedo(Everton), Jose Salvatierra (Alajuelense), Michael Umaña (Persepolis FC), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Midfielders: Randall Azofeifa (Herediano), Christian Bolaños (Vancouver Whitecaps)Celso Borges (Deportivo de la Coruña), Esteban Granados (Herediano), Bryan Ruiz (Sporting Lisbon), Yeltsin Tejeda (Evian), Johan Venegas (Monteral Impact)

Forwards: Joel Campbell (Arsenal), Alvaro Saborio (D.C. United), Johnny Woodly (Deportivo Carmelita), Marcos Ureña (Midtjylland)

U.S. Roster:

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa / England), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Ethan Horvath (Molde / Norway)

Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin / Germany), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City / England), Edgar Castillo (Monterrey / Mexico), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach / Germany), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana / Mexico), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland / England)

Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes / France),Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Perry Kitchen(Heart of Midlothian / Scotland), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Graham Zusi(Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund / Germany), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin / Germany), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

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