HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 11: Johan Venegas #11 of Costa Rica brings the ball up the field as Stefan Medina #15 of Colombia pursues at NRG Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Watch: Costa Rica strike right before halftime on the US

Once again it was an ugly first half for the USMNT. When you go into Costa Rica you know the conditions aren’t going to be great, and though this isn’t the old Saprissa Stadium, the field conditions left a lot to be desired. Players were slipping left and right in the first half for the […]

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 11: Patrick Pemberton #18 of Costa Rica makes a save as Roger Martinez #9 of Colombia looks for a rebound as Kendall Watson #19 defends along with Ronald Matarrita #22 in the first half at NRG Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Day 9 of Copa America sees US handle their business and Costa Rica shocks the world

Day 9 of Copa America is in the books and guess what? The United States won the group! Today belongs to the hosts, but preparation will loom on the horizon as the quarterfinals beckon Colombia and the U.S. squads. 1) Biggest Winner: The United States I mean, what a day for the United States, not […]

COLUMBUS, OH – MARCH 29: Bobby Wood #7 of the United States Men’s National Team controls the ball against Guatemala during the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier on March 29, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The United States defeated Guatemala 4-0. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

WATCH: USMNT net pair of goals just before half to go up 3-0

The United States up 1-0 has been a thing of beauty, with the USMNT going for the jugular ever since the goal in the 9th minute of action. A key to a lot of the attack has been central forward Clint Dempsey. He scored the first goal, and with the team searching for a big […]

COLUMBUS, OH – MARCH 29: Jozy Altidore #17 of the United States Men’s National Team, Clint Dempsey #8 of the United States Men’s National Team and Michael Bradley #4 of the United States Men’s National Team celebrate a goal against Guatemala during the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier on March 29, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The United States defeated Guatemala 4-0. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

WATCH: Dempsey gets 50th career goal after Wood earns PK for USMNT

The United States men’s national team faced a win or go home scenario in its second Group A match against CONCACAF rival Costa Rica. It took just eight minutes for things to get real interesting, as Bobby Wood earned a clear penalty kick after being shoved from behind by a Costa Rica player. Up stepped […]

KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 28: Christian Pulisic #17 of USA attempts to chip a pass past Guillermo Viscarra #23 of Bolivia late in the second half of an international friendly match between Bolivia and the United States on May 28, 2016 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

Host United States and Colombia lead Group A in Copa America Centenario

The Copa America Centenario starts this Friday and when the draw was performed in February, it was widely assumed that Group A was the toughest group of the four. You have the United States, who are hosting the tournament, fourth ranked Colombia, a Costa Rica team who were a penalty shootout away from the 2014 […]

SANDY UT- OCTOBER 13: Marc Pelosi #15 of the United States (C) scores the winning goal in the 2nd half of their game against Canada during the third place CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying match at Rio Tinto Stadium on October 13, 2015 in Sandy, Utah. The United States beat Canada 2-0. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

As USMNT lose to Costa Rica, the U-23’s keep their faint Olympic hopes alive

I love soccer as much as the next person. But if you were like me and were watching either the USMNT/Costa Rica game or the USMNT/Canada U-23 game, we really could’ve watched something else to pass the time and saved two hours of sheer tedium. The Cubs eliminated the Cardinals in the NLDS, there were […]

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 08: Costa Rica head coach Paulo Wanchope stands for national anthems before playing Jamaica in their CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B match at StubHub Center on July 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Costa Rica Manager Paulo Wanchope Fights Security UPDATE: Wanchope Resigns

Paulo César Wanchope, the head coach of the Costa Rican National Team and former Costa Rican international, went bezerk and got into a fight with security in the stands in Panama. The Costa Rican U-23 was playing a UNCAF pre-olympic qualifier and Wanchope appears to to be in the stands at the time of the incident. It […]

GLENDALE, AZ – JULY 12: Fransisco Javier Rodriguez #2 of Mexico takes position against Deniss Lopez #15 of Guatemala during the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup group C match at University of Phoenix Stadium on July 12, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. Guatemala and Mexico finished in a 0-0 tie. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Mexico Wins With Controversial PK in 124th Minute

For about 122 minutes, we had a very entertain 0-0 game between Mexico and Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinals. Then the wheels all just seemed to fall apart and we got a disappointing end to what could’ve been one of the most thrilling games of the 2015 Gold Cup. The controversial play […]

HOUSTON, TX – JULY 11: Elias Aguilar #7 of El Salvador kicks the ball away from Celso Borges #5 of Costa Rica in the first half at BBVA Compass Stadium on July 11, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Exciting Finishes Galore in Group B of Gold Cup

The second game day of Group B of the Gold Cup has come to a close and there was some great action between the four teams. On the slate was Jamaica vs. Canada and El Salvador vs. Costa Rica, and both games had fantastic finishes. The venue for the doubleheader was BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, […]

TAMPA, FL – JUNE 02: Roy Miller of Costa Rica kicks during the International Friendly Match between Japan and Costa Rica at Raymond James Stadium on June 2, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Costa Rica go level on set piece straight off training ground

The training ground is where tactics and mindset are established. It is also a place where players have a bit of fun coming up with goofy plays and daring free kicks. Apparently Costa Rica has been working on a quirky set piece or two heading in to the 2015 Gold Cup, because it didn’t take […]

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA – SEPTEMBER 06: The Costa Rica national team starters pose prior to facing the United States national team during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier at Estadio Nacional on September 6, 2013 in San Jose, Costa Rica. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group B Preview

Here are 32 Flags, we’re getting jazzed up for yet another international tournament. Fresh on the heels of an amazing FIFA Women’s World Cup and CONMEBOL Copa America, the CONCACAF Gold Cup begins on July 7. Games are being played through the US and Canada, so fans of soccer: get out and cheer on international […]

during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Group F match at Moncton Stadium on June 13, 2015 in Moncton, Canada.

2015 Women’s World Cup Recap: Day 7

Today in the Women’s World Cup, Groups E and F finished their second group stage games and we saw our first group winner, a last minute equalizer, and everything in between. 1) Biggest Winner — Brazil Not only did Brazil win their game against Spain, 1-0, but also thanks to results in the other group stage […]

CARDIFF, WALES – JULY 25: Marta of Brazil is tackled by Christine Manie of Cameroon during the Women’s Football first round Group E Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between Cameroon and Brazil at Millennium Stadium on July 25, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

2015 Women’s World Cup: Group E Preview

(Throughout the week, we will go through every group and let you know what to look for and what to expect in the Women’s World Cup) Group E looks to be like it could be anybody’s race for second. Brazil looks like the one that could top theç group, but other than that, the rest […]

England GK Joe Hart reacts to Italy scoring

World Cup Roundup – Day 3

Throughout the World Cup, we at 32 Flags will be giving you a complete recap of the action at the end of the day in our World Cup Roundup.  Not only will we run down the biggest winners and losers, but the highlights and most talked about moments of each day and a look ahead […]