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USMNT vs. Costa Rica: The Pregame Tailgate

For the first time in 2020, the U.S. Men’s National Team take the field in hopes of a win.

Gregg Berhalter’s side face Concacaf rivals Costa Rica in Carson this afternoon (3:55 p.m. ESPNNews) looking to kick off a busy year with a home victory. It will be the only home friendly this first half of the year for the USMNT before a trip to Europe in March.

With numerous European starters remaining in with their clubs, numerous players are seeking their first senior caps for the team. Brenden Aaronson, Christian Cappis, Jesus Ferreira, and Julian Araujo are four of 12 players looking to make their debuts in California today.

Be sure to check in to SBI before, during and after tonight’s match for all your news and analysis on the friendly from Dignity Health Sports Park.

Here is a closer look at all of SBI’s written and video coverage ahead of Saturday’s USMNT-Costa Rica showdown:


Midfielder Christian Cappis has taken an unconventional route to the USMNT. (READ)

FC Dallas forward Jesus Ferreira will get the nod in his USMNT debut. (READ)

Who will Gregg Berhalter start against Los Ticos on Saturday? (READ)

USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter feels that people overlook Gyasi Zardes’ strengths for the team. (READ)

Wolfsburg winger Ulysses Llanez is setting his sights for the Olympics and beyond with the USMNT. (READ)

USMNT right back Reggie Cannon is confident he can win the starting job full-time. (READ)

In his USMNT return, goalkeeper Bill Hamid is ready to make the most of his opportunity. (READ)


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