Team USA fired head coach Jurgen Klinsmann Monday, less than a week after the team was blown out in Costa Rica 4-0.
Costa Rica will look to get out to a 2-0 start in the Hexagonal World Cup qualifying when it takes on the United States at home Tuesday night.
Costa Rica's "La Sele" faces the home team United States on Tuesday in the second round of Copa América Group A.
Costa Rica looked as dominant as a team can in a 1-0 win, when they controlled possession against the United States in New Jersey on Tuesday night.
After suffering an upset loss at home last week, Costa Rica heads north to take on regional rival United States, who's coming off a disappointing result of its own.
A 2-1 semi-final loss to Jamaica and a 3-2 penalty defeat on Saturday to Panama in the third-place match left the U.S. squad in fourth. Only a 2000 quarter-final penalties loss to Colombia kept this from being their worst showing ever in the biennial regional football tournament.
United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his team's attack will be the best form of defense when his underdogs tackle Belgium on Tuesday for a place in the World Cup quarterfinals.
Landon Donovan will not be going to his fourth World Cup. The United States' all-time leading scorer didn't make the final cut for the 23-man roster named by coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Thursday.