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Soccer: International Friendly Soccer-Costa Rica at USA Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Concacaf News

USA vs. Costa Rica, 2022 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying: Scouting Costa Rica
This is the 41st all-time meeting between the two traditional continental powers, with the USMNT holding a narrow 18-16-6 historical advantage. Los Ticos opened the third round of CONCACAF World Cup qualification with a scoreless draw against Panama, a 1-0 loss to Mexico, and a 1-1 draw against Jamaica.

Joel Campbell, Jose Ortiz ruled out for Costa Rica’s trip to face USMNT
Campbell suffered an ankle sprain in Sunday’s 2-1 comeback win over El Salvador while Ortiz tested positive for COVID-19.

El Salvador: Meet fan who googled players to improve side - and was rewarded with full-time job
A fan who trawled the internet for players to help improve El Salvador’s national side is making his mark as their first full-time scout.

MLS News

Inter Miami’s Phil Neville wants MLS investigation into referees: ‘We got cheated’
Miami suffered its fifth consecutive loss but Neville was furious after Gonzalo Higuain’s equalizing goal was ruled out by VAR for offside in the second half.

Rest of the World News

European Qualifiers: Germany first to reach finals
Germany are the first side to reach the FIFA World Cup finals via the European Qualifiers thanks to a devastating second-half display away to North Macedonia, while Russia and Croatia ensured they would finish in the top two places in their group.