USMNT pre World Cup qualifier at Red Bull Arena v Costa Rica.
Sold out Sahlen's stadium at Wake Med Park, home to NCFC & NC Courage hosted its first game for the USMNT as this young US team came out on top. The goal was scored as the first half ended, another great chance came half an hour earlier as Villafana fed Saief for a one timer that was saved at the goal line. Delgado sent a pass to Tyler Adams of RBNY who beat the keeper only to be tackled American football style by the shoe laces, Wood stepped up an buried the pk past Fernandez for the winner. 20 minutes into the 2nd half, Yedlin let loose a shot to the right post only to be saved by Fernandez. Some 10 minutes later, Alonso crossed a ball to Perez, he headed it just wide left.
By the Numbers:
1st shutout by USMNT GK Zack Steffan.
1st win of 2018 for the USMNT.
1st cap for Marky Delgado, Andrija Novakovich & Tim Weah.
23 yrs, 360 days, avg age of team.
11 career int'l goal by Wood.
2000's first player born in this millenium to play for the USMNT, Tim Weah