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Coming off a brutal 2-0 defeat to open up the Copa America tournament, the US showed up and dominated a solid Costa Rica team 4-0. This game could have easily been 6 or even 7-0 as the US piled chances upon chances and just couldn’t hit the net. After a shaky opening, the US won a penalty that, in true Clint Dempsey fashion, went up like a cold-blooded, ice in his veins killer and buried the PK, his 50th goal as a member of the USMNT. You could see that Clint and the rest of the USMNT had that look in their eyes that they were going to win tonight. The US sat back and played tremendous defense against a solid offensive team who’s biggest issue is that they are soccer players and naturally flop all the fucking time. If I were a citizen of a country playing against the US, I’d be embarrassed at how easily my players fall and how the US gets assaulted and just plays through the contact like actual fucking men (Bobby Wood’s goal is case in point). But back to the game, the US continuously wore down the Costa Rican attack and dominated with a blazing counter attack led by Dempsey and Jermaine Jones who were nothing short of magnificent tonight and arguably the best we’ve ever seen them play as a member of the USMNT. They came at Costa Rica in waves with chance after chance and picked their spots to move so well. If, and this is a big if, but if the US can keep up this level of play, there is absolutely no reason they can’t make a run to the semis or even the Final. Overall, it was a great night for soccer in the US — a huge bounce back, true to form, statement, American win and the team really deserved it.