The United States Men's National Team will face 25th ranked Costa Rica in a do or die match, with the loser having almost no chance of advancing to the knockout stages.
The U.S. is coming off of a lackluster 2-0 loss to Colombia and will need to greatly improve its play. Costa Rica's previous match ended in a disappointing 0-0 draw with Paraguay.
Los Ticos will be missing key centerback Kendall Waston, who was sent off against Paraguay. However, the Costa Ricans still have plenty of excellent players available including Bryan Ruiz and speedster Joel Campbell.
The Costa Ricans have very good team speed, but their often excessive physicality can cause problems for them.
Jurgen Klinsmann is under increasing pressure after a series of poor results dating back to last summer's Gold Cup.
Many pundits are calling for drastic lineup changes, including the benching of Clint Dempsey. Klinsmann seems unlikely to make significant changes, although Christian Pulisic and Darlington Nagbe may break into the starting XI.
With both teams needing a win, this game should be highly competitive and very close. Jurgen Klinsmann said he expects the U.S. to make it to the semifinals of this competition and the team will almost certainly need a win today, if it hopes to live up to Klinsmann's expectations.