Tim Weah scored his second international goal in the 66th minute after Sergino Dest started returning from a deficit in the first minute, and the United States beat Costa Rica 2-1 on Wednesday night to ease the situation. pressure while the qualifications pOur World Cup was approaching halfway.
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Goalkeeper Zack Steffen, one of nine new starters inserted by coach Gregg Berhalter following Sunday's dismal 1-0 loss to Panama, made an expensive header clearance that ed in Keysher Fuller's goal in 60 seconds, America's fastest goal in 23 years. fts-responsive-image >
Dest, another new starting from his Coach emphasizing rotation, tied in the 25th minute when he completed a shot past Keylor Navas.
"I was like, I have to turn it ", Dest said. "I was so happy We needed this goal. It was a really big goal.
Nevas, one of the best goalies in the world, contracted an adductor muscle and was replaced by Leonel Moreiera at the start of the second half.
Weah, son of the Liberian President and former FIFA Player of the Year George Weah, was not not in the original starting XI but was announced just before kickoff in place of Paul Arriola, who injured his right groin. Went to Dest, which bombed Weah. His shooting lonGue distance bounced off a plunging Moreira and inside the near post.
Weah's only other goal was in a show against Bolivia in May 2018.
Les USA have 11 points after six of 14 games, with their three toughest games yet to come - home against Mexico on November 12 plus away games in Mexico and Costa Ric a.
"At the moment we are on the right track " said Dest.
Costa Rica, an elderly team with a starting lineup who average over 30 years of age. , has seven points. The Ticos had won their previous three playoffs against the United States, ending a streak of seven consecutive American World Cup appearances.
In subsequent games, Canada hosted Panama, the Honduras was at home against Jamaica and El Salvador was at home against Mexico.
A pro-American crowd of 20,165 spectators attended thedebut international game at the more than $ 300 million Lower.com Field, which opened in July.
Berhalter selected only 18-year-old midfielder Yunus Musah and Weah 21-year-old starters on Sunday.
Chris Richards, a 21-year-old center-back, was given his first competitive start as the Americans fielded their youngest roster in a qualifying game for the World Cup at an average of 22 years and 229 days. This reduced the 23 years and 85 days of the 4-1 victory in Honduras on September 8.
Matthew Hoppe and Gianluca Busio entered the second half, joining Steffen and Richards to bring the number of qualifying debuts in the United States at 25. in this cycle, behind only 1998 (29), and 2006 and 2010 (26 each). Richards was just making his fourth international appearance.
Costa Rica started five players aged 32 and over. Navas made his 99th boarding school appearanceionale and Celso Borges his 144th. Ticos coach Luis Fernando Suarez retained nine starters in Sunday's 2-1 win in El Salvador.
The Ticos scored after Ederson's Manchester replacement Steffen City, directed the ball down the right flank but over Destin. Bryan Ruiz kept the ball with a back pass to Ronald Mattarita, who dribbled to the side and crossed. Just outside the penalty area, Fuller stole with his right foot and the ball entered on two rebounds inside the far post for his second international goal.
The United States United had not cashed so early from the Netherlands. Ronald de Boer scored on a deflection from Alexi Lalas two minutes after a poor pass from Roy Wegerle that allowed a breakaway in a Dutch 2-0 victory in Miami on February 21, 1998.
Dest ended a streak of eight consecutive scoreless first-halves.
Weah transferred the ball to Musah on the right flank, and it passed to Dest. Given time and space, Dest hit three times while cutting towards the center. Dest a wrapped the ball around Mattarita with a left-footed shot just past Navas' right hand for his second international goal.
The United States nearly gave up another goal when Miles Robinson made it a bad slow back pass to Richards in the 56th minute which was intercepted by Ruiz. Ruiz, 36, barged in on Steffen alone but lacking pace at his age, and Robinson was able to catch up and push the ball back.