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Weah, Dest Spark US To 2-1 Win Over Costa Rica In Qualifier

Oct 13, 2021, 8:37 PM
USMNT vs. Costa Rica...
Sergino Dest #2 of the United States scores his goal and celebrates during a game between Costa Rica and USMNT at Lower.com Field on October 13, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by John Dorton/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
(Photo by John Dorton/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tim Weah scored on a shot that deflected off the goalkeeper in the 66th minute after Sergiño Dest started the comeback from a first-minute deficit, and the United States rallied to beat Costa Rica 2-1 to ease pressure as World Cup qualifying neared the halfway point.

Goalkeeper Zack Steffen, one of nine new starters inserted by coach Gregg Berhalter following Sunday’s dismal 1-0 loss at Panama, made a costly headed clearance that led to Keysher Fuller’s goal 60 seconds in.

Dest tied it in the 25th minute when he curled a shot past Keylor Navas.

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