LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Today’s Costa Rica vs. Mexico 2012 soccer game (en vivo 10 pm EST) will pair two of the best ranked CONCACAF futbol teams in a World Cup Qualifying match. Costa Rica vs. Mexico is a showdown of the Group 2 division of the second round of qualifiers. Prior to tonight’s match, Mexico has been the highest performing team of the CONCACAF. It’s also ranked first in its group. But can Costa Rica change that Friday evening?
CONCACAF matches today span three groups. But for the futbol match of Costa Rica vs. Mexico, fans will watch as the number one ranked team in group 2, Mexico, faces off against the second ranked team in the group, Costa Rica. Prior to this match, Mexico has dominated news with its two wins and no losses. Compared only to Panama, no other team in the division has that current record.
Costa Rica, in turn, has one win and one loss. Costa Rica comes into today’s match with four points compared to the third placed group team, El Salvador, with just one point. Mexico, in turn, has six points.
Costa Rica has been exceptional on offense this summer. In two showdowns in the CONCACAF, Costa Rica has scored six goals. In its summer opener against El Salvador, Costa Rica inked a 2-2 draw. Then, four days later, Costa Rica dominated news, coming back to deliver a masterful 0-4 win.
For the Costa Ricans, the key this summer has been Alvaro Alberto Chacon Saborio. Alvaro in the Guyana game delivered a hat-trick. He scored two goals in the first twenty-six minutes of that match, and then came back with a third at the fifty-three minute mark. Against El Salvador, he scored only nine minutes into the match.
Also delivering goals for Costa Rica this summer have been Joel Campbell. He tied up the El Salvador game with a strike at the fifteen minute mark. Against Guyana, he shocked news, delivering the final fourth goal at the seventy-eight minute mark.
Mexico, in turn, has been excellent on both offense and defense. In two matches this June, Mexico gave up only two goals, one against Guyana and another against El Salvador.
The key to the Mexican offense this year continues to be Giovani Dos Santos and Carlos Salcido. Salcido delivered a goal against Guyana only eleven minutes into the match, while Dos Santos struck back only four minutes later.
So can Mexico hold off the Costa Ricans tonight? For live updates, click HERE.