By IVES GALARCEP
The U.S. Men’s Under-20 National Team has already booked its place in the quarterfinal round of the CONCACAF Under-20 World Cup qualifying tournament, but today’s match against Costa Rica (6:30pm, Fox Soccer Channel) still has plenty on the line.
The U.S. can secure first place in the group with a win or draw, and as important as that is the desire to put together a strong outing after a somewhat disappointing showing against Haiti in the qualifying opener. Tab Ramos has made four chances to the starting lineup that faced Haiti, with Juan Pablo Ocegueda and Eric Miller stepping in at the full back spots, and former University of North Carolina teammates Mikey Lopez and Daniel Garcia stepping into midfield.
SBI will be providing live commentary on today’s match so please feel free to follow the action here. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today’s live commentary is after the jump):