The United States Men's National Team's World Cup hopes are in jeopardy after a shock 2-0 loss to Costa Rica on Friday night at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.
The Costa Ricans played a 5-4-1 formation and looked to counter attack after the U.S. coughed up the ball deep in their half. Striker Marcos Ureña scored both goals, one in either half of the game, for the Ticos, putting them in prime position to clinch a World Cup berth with 14 points in the qualifying stage. Unfortunately for the Stars and Stripes, the U.S. currently sits in third place out of six teams after seven games in the qualifying round.
The USMNT's next game is on Tuesday against Honduras. It's a must-win game for the Americans.
In the qualifying group, out of six teams, the top three automatically qualify for the World Cup, and the fourth team has to play against the fifth-placed team in the Asian qualifiers.
You'll have to look pretty far back in the team's history to find a situation like this.