United States vs. Costa Rica: 5 Things We Learned

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United States vs. Costa Rica: 5 Things We Learned
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In its final game of the group stage of the Gold Cup, the United States saw off Costa Rica in a surprisingly tense 1-0 game that was decided by Brek Shea's first international goal in the 82nd minute.

Neither team had much to lose.

The U.S.'s win made sure that it topped its group and built confidence in doing so, but both the Americans and Costa Ricans would have progressed had the result been reversed.

Nevertheless, Shea's strike provided a thrilling climax to an interesting day for Jurgen Klinsmann's team of backupsand Landon Donovan.

Let's take a look at five things we learned from the match.

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