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, 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)