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September 3, 2013
DISREGARDING HISTORY
Klinsmann eyes World Cup Qualification

By Michael Lewis
BigAppleSoccer.com Editor

When it comes to World Cup qualifying, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann doesn't care about history as much as confidence.

In seven qualifying matches in Costa Rica, the United States has never won a game. The Americans have a 0-6-1 qualifying record there, the lone point a 1-1 draw in 1985.

But that hasn't deterred Klinsmann, who thinks that his troops will be able to secure a result when they meet the Ticos in a qualifier in San Jose, Costa Rica Friday. The U.S. (4-1-1, 13 points) leads the CONCACAF hexagonal, followed by the Costa Ricans (3-1-2, 11).

A win by either team would go a long way in booking a spot at Brazil 2014. Full story

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