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Global Nov 20, 2018

U.S. MNT to host Costa Rica on Feb. 20, 2019 in San Jose, Calif.

CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – Following four straight matches against top-ranked teams from Europe and South America, the U.S. Men’s National Team will take on a different challenge against a top tier regional rival when it hosts Costa Rica on Feb. 2 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif.

The event time will be announced at a later date, but the game is set to be televised on FS1 and Univision Networks.

Slated as the second of two games that are part of the MNT’s annual January Camp, the friendly vs. Costa Rica is part of a series of tests the USA faces in advance of the 2019 Gold Cup, the first official competition in the 2022 World Cup cycle. The first 2019 January Camp friendly will be announced at a later date.

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The MNT returns to Avaya Stadium for the second time, having routed Honduras 6-0 in a World Cup Qualifier on March 24, 2017. Overall, the USA holds an unbeaten 3-0-2 record in San Jose.

This will be the 38th meeting between the United States and Costa Rica, with the MNT slipping behind in the all-time series with an overall record of 14-17-6. The match will come on the 16-year anniversary of the USA’s 2-0 victory against Costa Rica in the 2002 Concacaf Gold Cup Final.