USA 4-3 Costa Rica

USA 4-3 Costa Rica

USA, back to the World Cup!! After three consecutive editions being closed the doors to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the USA National Beach Soccer team wrote a new glorious page in their history, advancing to the final of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – CONCACAF Qualifier Bahamas, and consequently qualifying for the global showpiece to be held in Papeete next September.

USA, back to the World Cup!! After three consecutive editions being closed the doors to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the USA National Beach Soccer team wrote a new glorious page in their history, advancing to the final of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – CONCACAF Qualifier Bahamas, and consequently qualifying for the global showpiece to be held in Papeete next September. Their historic comeback today over Costa Rica is the story of self-belief, enthusiastic struggle, and determination. After their stunning win over El Salvador to top group C yesterday, the Costa Rican saw Tahiti closer than ever, and they even stepped into the game with the idea of sealing their way back to the World Cup. Pacheco and Lopez swept the Ticos 0-2 ahead, and things seemed pretty much under control for Zúñiga’s side. But Perera could pull one goal back for the USA before first time was over, and that light the Northern American’s souls. Three more goals in the second leg absolutely orbited Eddie Soto’s lads, and insufflated extra confidence and stamina to each player. Costa Rica was unable to find the roads to the USA nets, and, when they did, goalkeeper Christopher Toth brilliantly denied any of their attempts. Mendoza fired the 4-3 home for Costa Rica with a left-foot missile, and that brought on some breath-taking last minutes in Nassau. Necessarily after that hit, the Ticos put the USA’s box into siege, but could never trespass the guard set up by Toth and his defenders again. With the final whistle, the United States become the 12th team to book a World Cup berth, and go back to the biggest Beach Soccer festival since their last appearance in Rio de Janeiro 2007. Goals: 0-1: Pacheco, min. 10 (1); 0-2: López, min. 0 (1); 1-2: Perera, min. 0 (1); 2-2: Farberoff, min. 9 (2); 3-2: Valentine, min. 8 (2); 4-2: Chimienti, min. 6 (2); 4-3: Mendoza, min. 7 (3); source (Beach Soccer.com) [gallery ids="945,946,947,948,949,950,951,952,953,954,955,956,957,958,959,960"]