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Costa Rica defeats USA, 1-0

Final: Costa Rica 1, USA 0. Here's a game story from the LA Times.

Pregame: The U.S. men's national team will help fill the void in MLS soccer this weekend, meeting Costa Rica at 8 tonight from Home Depot Center and televised live on ESPN2.

Here's a pretty good analysis from The Sporting News.

Here's a preview from the U.S. Soccer website, which will be updated as the game moves along.

And here's a brief preview from the same site:

After a tie against Mexico in his first game as head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann takes the next steps with the U.S. Men’s National Team on Friday night when the USA meets Costa Rica. The team will have the benefit of a full week of camp with the new head coach and staff, with 21 players making the trip to Southern California in preparation for the game between CONCACAF rivals. Kickoff at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. is set for 8 p.m. PT, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN3.com and Galavision.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION GOALKEEPERS (2): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton) DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Edgar Castillo (Club America), Timmy Chandler (FC Nürnberg), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) MIDFIELDERS (8): Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Chris Pontius (D.C. United), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Jose Torres (Pachuca) FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)

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