CONCACAF @CONCACAF - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014
CONCACAF @CONCACAF - Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
As the curtain was coming down on the United States' latest World Cup adventure, another one was just being raised -- in spectacular fashion.
Despite the disappointment of falling to Belgium 2-1 on Tuesday in a riveting round of 16 clash, United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann was full of praise after the World Cup game.
After playing 120 minutes against Greece in the round of 16 on Sunday, all that stood between Costa Rica and its first-ever trip to the World Cup quarterfinals were penalty kicks.
Belgium overcame one of the greatest goalkeeping displays in World Cup history to post a 2-1 victory over the United States in a Round of 16 encounter on Tuesday before a crowd of 51,227 at Arena Fonte Nova.
Mexico’s 2014 FIFA World Cup participation ended abruptly on Sunday as the Netherlands struck for two goals in a furious late rally to post a 2-1 win in their round of 16 encounter.
Michael Umaña sealed Costa Rica’s first-ever passage to the World Cup quarterfinals on Sunday, converting the from the spot to lift the 10-man Ticos past Greece, 5-3 on penalties, after a 1-1 draw.