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Johnny Acosta and Celso Borges scored as Costa Rica burst ahead in the first 9 minutes, Joel Campbell added a goal on a late counterattack, and the Ticos beat the visiting United States 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier Friday night at San Jose. http://www.sportingkansascitymlsshop.com/Authentic-Erik-Palmer-Brown-Jersey/ . Clint Dempsey, making his 100th international appearance, converted a penalty kick in the 43rd minute for the U.S. and nearly tied it with a 20-yard shot off a post in the 56th minute. Avenging a March loss to the U.S. in a Colorado snow storm, Costa Rica ended the Americans team-record 12-game winning streak -- three short of the world mark set by Spain. "We were a little careless early in the game," Landon Donovan said after his first World Cup qualifier in 15 months. "Weve got to do better, clearly." The Ticos (4-1-2) moved into first place in the final round of qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean with 14 points, one ahead of the U.S. (4-2-1) with three games remaining. Honduras (3-3-1) is third with 10 points after a shocking 2-1 win at Mexico (1-2-5), which is fourth with eight points. Panama (1-2-4) is another point back after behind held to a 0-0 tie at home by last-place Jamaica (0-4-3). The top three nations qualify for next years 32-team field in Brazil, and the fourth-place finisher goes to a playoff against New Zealand for another berth. Despite dropping to 0-8-2 in Costa Rica, the Americans could clinch their seventh straight World Cup berth when they host Mexico on Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio. Jozy Altidore, Geoff Cameron, Matt Besler will miss the match after getting their second yellow cards in qualifying -- Altidore for a shove of Michael Umana in front of Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez during second-half injury time. "It was absolutely not necessary," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. "But it is what it is." Midfielder Michael Bradley also figures to miss the Mexico match. Originally in the starting lineup, Bradley limped off the field during warmups after spraining his left ankle and was on crutches at the bench during the game. He was replaced by Cameron. "Micheal might be our most important player," Donovan said. Klinsmann said Bradleys ankle swelled and he will be send for tests after the times arrives in Columbus on Saturday. Dempsey became the 14th U.S. player to make 100 international appearances. Michael Orozco started at right back, his first qualifying appearance since Oct. 15, 2008, against Trinidad and Tobago. The game was played at 2-year-old Estadio Nacional, which has grass and a running track keeping fans far from the field. Previous qualifiers against the U.S. were at Estadio Saprissa, which has artificial turf and fans right near the sidelines. Costa Rica attacked from the start, and U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard had to sprawl 85 seconds in to deflect an open 8-yard shot from Bryan Ruiz. Campbells inswinging corner kick in the second minute went to the near post, where Acosta outjumped Dempsey and sent a header in off the head of DaMarcus Beasley, who wasnt tight enough on the post. It was the first international goal for the 30-year-old Acosta. Christian Bolanos then sent a long cross around Omar Gonzalez from Costa Ricas left flank, and Borges climbed over Beasley for a header to Howards right from 6 yards. Overwhelmed for the first 25 minutes, the U.S. started to gain some possession thanks to Donovan and Fabian Johnson. The penalty kick came when Graham Zusi played a long ball into the penalty area in the 41st minute, and goalkeeper Keylor Navas tripped up Johnson. Dempseys hard shot on the penalty kick went in off Navas body for his 36th international goal. The U.S. dominated possession in the second half as it searched for the tying goal. Altidore didnt start after injuring his right hamstring during training with Sunderland but entered in the 71st. 13 minutes after Eddie Johnson. Costa Rica scored the final goal after Altidores shot was blocked by the defence. Jose Miguel Cubero played a long ball to Campbell, who held off Besler and slotted the ball through Howard. "Unfortunately we fell asleep for one play and they got the goal," Donovan said. He earned his spot back on the team after a four-month sabbatical and a strong performance in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July. "Qualifying is all about ups and downs. Its never going to be easy. It never is. Every time is hard," Donovan said. "So weve got to get ourselves recovered physically, recovered mentally, and we have to beat Mexico now on Tuesday." NOTES: Klinsmann said additional players may be brought in for the Mexico match. http://www.sportingkansascitymlsshop.com/Authentic-Connor-Hallisey-Jersey/ . Bjorn, who had a 36-hole total of 8-under 134, made a testing six-foot putt to save par on the 16th and a birdie on the 17th before bogeying the final hole after a misjudged approach shot. American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69. http://www.sportingkansascitymlsshop.com/Authentic-Blank-Jersey/ . Bradwell was scheduled to become a free agent Tuesday. Born and raised in Toronto, Bradwell is entering his sixth CFL season, with all six played for his hometown Argonauts.http://www.sportingkansascitymlsshop.com/Authentic-Jon-Kempin-Jersey/ .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons.KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Matt Garza pitched eight impressive innings for his first victory in six starts and the Texas Rangers kept close in the playoff race, beating the Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Saturday night. The Rangers won for only the fifth time in 19 September games. They remained a half-game behind Cleveland for the second AL wild-card berth. The Royals, out of the playoffs since winning the 1985 World Series, dropped 3 1/2 games in back of the Indians. Adrian Beltre got two hits and drove in a run for Texas. Garza (10-6) was 0-3 with an 8.22 ERA in his first three September starts. He pitched four-hit ball before giving up Eric Hosmers leadoff home run in the ninth, and was pulled. Garza struck out five and walked one. He is 4-5 in 12 starts since the Rangers acquired him on July 22 in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. After Hosmers 17th homer, Joe Nathan relieved. The Texas closer struck out two for his 40th save in 43 chances. Nathan posted his 41st career save against the Royals. opportunities. Jeremy Guthrie (14-12) allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings. http://www.sportingkansascitymlsshop.com/Authentic-Roger-Espinoza-Jersey/. He has permitted six runs and 20 hits in 14 innings in losing his past two starts. Beltres .374 career batting average at Kauffman Stadium is the highest for an opposing batter with at least 150 plate appearances. Guthrie gave up a triple to Ian Kinsler to lead off the game. Kinsler scored on Elvis Andrus groundout. In the third, Guthries control betrayed him when he walked Andrus and Alex Rios on eight pitches, and both scored. Beltre bounced an RBI single up the middle and A.J. Pierzynski had a sacrifice fly. The Royals had only one batter past second base before Hosmers homer. Jarrod Dyson tripled with two out in the fifth, but was stranded when Alcides Escobar looked at a called third strike. NOTES: Craig Gentry had three hits and stole a base for the Rangers. He became the fourth different starting left fielder in as many games for Texas. The others were David Murphy, Joey Butler and Jim Adduci. ... Royals RHP James Shields, who starts Sunday, is 10-3 since June 28 after starting the season 2-6. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '
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