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USA vs Costa Rica in the Gold Cup 2013 soccer tournament takes place on Tuesday night with the two teams fighting it out to see who can win Group C. The match kicks off at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The two teams are joint top of Group C, both going through their opening two games with 100 percent records. However, something will have to give way tonight, and the two unbeaten sides will be fighting it out to see who gets the potentially easier route in the knock out stages of the competition.
This could be considered both team's first real test in the competition to date, with both Belize and Cuba unable to put up much resistance. The United States will find that Costa Rica will be an all together different challenge to what they've faced in the tournament so far, and this should give a good measure of where the U.S. team is at for their prospects going forward.
Today's game at Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Conn. comes after Costa Rica made hard work of their game against the Jaguars, only gaining a 1-0 win on Saturday. However, despite the group up for grabs, both of these teams have already guaranteed their place in the quarter finals of this year's Gold Cup.
The Group C runner up is likely to face Honduras, while the group winners will go on to meet one of the other third place qualifiers, which undoubtedly is considered a much easier route to the semi-finals.
The United States comes into this game with the advantage, having a superior goal difference, meaning if the two teams play out a draw the U.S. will claim the top spot in the group and the easier quarter final.
USA vs Costa Rica in the Gold Cup 2013 Group C game will kick off at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.