By Kyle McCarthy, FOXSoccer.com
EAST HARTFORD, Conn.
United States winger Brek Shea struck eight minutes from time to give the Americans a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on Tuesday night. Shea’s late goal ensured the Americans finished atop Group C and secured a quarterfinal date with El Salvador on Sunday in Baltimore.
The nature of the victory in this dour affair will give Jurgen Klinsmann plenty to ponder – including these five points – as he prepares for the knockout stages.