After Costa Rica beat Colombia 3-2 in the other Group A match and the United States beat Paraguay 1-nil it means that US Soccer is coming back to Seattle for a competitive match. The possible opponents for Thursday's match are not yet known as any of Brazil, Peru and Ecuador could finish second in Group B.
Even though Costa Rica had little more than pride to play for against Colombia, they came out on the front foot. They took the lead on a 2nd minute goal and after allowing the equalizer in the 7th minute, managed to reclaim in on an own-goal. Celso Borges added a third goal to temporarily put Los Ticos up 3-1. But after Colombia pulled one back, Costa Rica managed to hold on for the final 15 minutes to secure the unlikely victory.
Seattle last hosted the USA for a World Cup Qualifier against Panama in 2013. That June 11th match saw goals from Jozy Altidore and Eddie Johnson. It also eventually lead to the Sounders acquiring Clint Dempsey.
The upcoming match in the Copa America will be Seattle's time to impress other national team players, and all of the Americas. The match is at 6:30 PM on June 16th. FoxSports1, UniMas and Univision Deportes are currently scheduled to carry the game.
Tickets are currently available.
DeAndre Yedlin will not be eligible to play in front of his home town due to Saturday's ejection for two yellow cards. Clint Dempsey will look to extend his Copa America scoring streak to three matches.