You knew it wasn't going to be pretty.
Sure, new stadium, no threat of snow for which to cancel a match or at least protest if you are Costa Rican, no bags of piss or batteries being hurled down on the players thanks to the space provided by the new Saprissa Nacional.
But when Bradley went down in warmups to a twisted ankle, you knew it wasn't going to be very good either.
A porous back line, horrible marking, and lackluster play doomed the US as Dempsey converted from the spot for the US's only goal. Costa Rica makes the most of the new stadium and home turf, 3-1 winners.
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