Gold Cup review
FIFA on Tuesday denied a bid from the Costa Rica soccer federation, which requested a World Cup qualifier against the United States be replayed after losing 1-0 in a snowstorm.
FIFA says it is studying a protest from the Costa Rica soccer federation, which wants a World Cup qualifier against the United States replayed after losing 1-0 in a snowstorm.
Costa Rica plans to file an official protest with FIFA about Friday's 1-0 loss to the United States in a snowstorm, according to a Reuters report.
U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Thursday called player injuries and media criticism two "normal" components to international coaching.
Clint Dempsey will captain the U.S. national team in its crucial upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico, manager Jurgen Klinsmann said on Wednesday.
Several U.S. players are expressing concern and asking questions about coach Jurgen Klinsmann's leadership skills and whether he is fit for the U.S. national team's top job, the Sporting News reported on its website Tuesday.
Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras and Jamaica joined the U.S. in next year's finals of the North and Central American region.
Mexico maintained its perfect record in World Cup qualifying with a straightforward 2-0 victory over Costa Rica in San Jose on Saturday night.
Abby Wambach had a happy homecoming, and U.S. women's coach Pia Sundhage started saying her farewells in what proved to be an eventful kickoff to the gold-medal winning team's victory tour.