It's official! The USMNT qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The US national team coached by Gregg Berhalter suffered a 2-0 away defeat to Costa Rica in their final Concacaf 2022 World Cup qualifiers match but still secured their ticket to Qatar. Here you will find the highlights and goals of the game.
The United States had a good goal difference before the start of the match, so they would have to suffer a heavy defeat to really jeopardize their direct qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Although it is never a good thing to lose, this defeat may not be a bad memory for the USMNT.
Juan Pablo Vargas and Anthony Contreras scored one goal each in the second half to give the hosts the victory. The 2-0 win was not enough for Costa Rica to qualify directly to Qatar 2022 and they will have to play a World Cup playoff in June.
Costa Rica vs USMNT: Match Preview
Costa Rica will host the USMNT tonight at the National Stadium of Costa Rica to play a deciding match for the 2022 Concacaf World Cup Qualifying Final Round. This game could determine which of these national teams will qualify directly for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and which will play a playoff in June. Here, you will find the starting time and where to watch or live stream this WCQ game online free from different parts of the world. If you want to watch it live from the United States, tune in to fuboTV (7-Day Free Trial Streaming) or Paramount+ (Free Trial).
Costa Rica have already assured themselves of at least playing in the World Cup playoffs, although they still have a small chance of qualifying directly for Qatar 2022. The Ticos need to beat the United States by a good goal difference and hope for a Mexico loss. In this way, both Costa Rica and Mexico would finish with 25 points in the standings and 3rd place would be defined by goal difference.
The USMNT are second in the standings heading into tonight's match, but should not be complacent. Although a draw already assures them of direct passage to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a loss against Costa Rica could jeopardize their qualification to Qatar.
Costa Rica vs USMNT: Starting time
Argentina: 10:05 PM
Brazil: 10:05 PM
Costa Rica: 7:05 PM
El Salvador: 7:05 PM
Mexico: 7:05 PM
North Macedonia: 3:05 AM (Thursday)
Panama: 8:05 PM
Turkey: 4:05 AM (Thursday)
US: 9:05 PM (ET)
Costa Rica vs USMNT: TV Channel and Live Streaming
Brazil: Star+, ESPN4, NOW NET e Claro
Costa Rica: Repretel Canal 6, Repretel En Vivo, Teletica En Vivo, Teletica Canal 7
El Salvador: TCS GO
Mexico: Start+, ESPN Mexico
North Macedonia: SportKlub 3 Serbia, MaxTV Go
Turkey: S Sport+
US: FuboTV (Free trial), Paramount+ (Free trial), UNIVERSO, CBS Sports Network, UNIVERSO NOW, Peacock, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo