BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Costa Rican Federation is aiming to schedule their home qualifier against the United States at Estadio Saprissa on September 6.
The news was reported by Costa Rica's Aldia website.
The move is hardly surprising as Costa Rica is still livid about the conditions for last month's World Cup qualifier held in Colorado. In that game, the Americans held on for a 1-0 win in a driving snow storm where the field was barely visible.
Costa Rica would later appeal but it was denied by FIFA.
The US national team has never won a game in Saprissa and it was believed that the World Cup qualifier in 2009, a 3-1 win by Costa Rica, would be the last game there. In 2011 a brand new national stadium as opened and it was designed to host all national team games.
Looking to make the US team as uncomfortable as possible after last month's game, Costa Rica is hoping schedule a return to Saprissa where the game will be played on field turf and with the crowd very close to the field.
Aldia reports that the game is not officially scheduled there just yet as Saprissa has to undergo some renovations to meet guidelines. The federation hopes to know for certain by July.