Tim Howard, back in goal after a yearlong sabbatical, could not stop Joel Campbell’s second-half goal, which gave Costa Rica a 1-0 win. Credit Julio Cortez/Associated Press
Joel Campbell, in the second-half goal, puts in the only goal in the game, beating Tim Howard, giving Costa Rica a 1-0 win. Credit Julio Cortez/Associated Press

QCOSTARICA SPORTS – The U.S. slumped to a 1-0 loss to Costa Rica in a friendly at Red Bull Arena, in New Jersey, on Tuesday.

The Ticos missed a lot of opportunities, but Joel Campbell’s in the 70th minute gave Costa Rica the badly needed win.

The U.S. outplayed the Ticos, but could not get one by Keylor Navas. The loss is sure to increase the pressure on coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the coach of the United States men since 2011. The Americans have lost five of their last six games