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QSPORTS – The last time these two teams met it was snowing. The U.S. beat Costa Rica amid a heavy snowfall. That was in March 2013.

The climate in Chicago for tonight’s game is totally different; the weather forecast is for cloudy skies, winds of 13 mph, 0% of precipitation and a cool 57 Farenheit.


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Costa Rica v United States - FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier
But, the U.S. has to be feeling the heat, beaten by Colombia in the opening game. And the Ticos who may be out for revenge.

Costa Rica, second place in the standings, plays tonight without Keylor Navas, who will be undergoing surgery to repair a left Achilles injury.  A win for Costa Rica tonight puts them on top, with four points.

For the Americans its do or die. A tie would keep their hopes of advancing alive; a loss would eliminate them.

“There’s pressure, No. 1, whenever you wear the shirt, and No. 2, when you step on the field,” starting goalkeeper Brad Guzan said. “We know it’s a big game. There’s no denying that. We know it’s an important game, and as professionals these are the games you want to be a part of.”

Game Location: Soldier Field Chicago

Game time: 6:00pm Costa Rica time (7:00pm Chicago time)