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U.S. to be on the defensive against Costa Rica

Updated: June 1, 2009, 4:00 PM ET
By Jen Chang

It's certainly nice to see that U.S. fans have confidence in their team -- an overwhelming 75 percent of them on our Soccernet poll believe the U.S. will win in Saprissa on Wednesday, when the U.S. takes on Costa Rica (10 p.m. ET, ESPN, ESPN360). I can't say I have the same level of confidence. We're talking about a road game at a place where the U.S. has never won a qualifier and has a 0-6-1 record. Not to mention how nervous the U.S. looked in the hostile environment in El Salvador, where it ...

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