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Major Link Soccer: USMNT grab a win over Costa Rica

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Canada and Mexico each grabbed wins as well.

Costa Rica v United States: 2022 World Cup Qualifying Photo by John Dorton/ISI Photos/Getty Images

NISA

NISA’s model is a unique one in American soccer, putting the focus on unique community identities and accessibility. Amid crowded lower-division landscape, NISA is spreading the ‘open-system’ gospel in American soccer – The Athletic

NWSL

NWSL players returning to play are having to balance their emotional exhaustion with one of the most competitive seasons in league history. Balancing crisis and professional duty: Inside the NWSL's pivotal week

The championship has been moved because of player requests. NWSL Championship moved from Providence Park to Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville - Stumptown Footy

USA/CONCACAF

After going down early, the Americans scored two goals and got back on track for World Cup qualifying. 2022 World Cup Qualifying: USA 2-1 Costa Rica - The Americans comeback to win a critical three points - Stars and Stripes FC

A few new(er) faces join the roster for the upcoming friendlies. The USWNT October friendlies roster has been released - All For XI

Matt Turner has emerged as a challenger to Steffen’s starting job this year, but does he have the skills required to take over full-time? Zack Steffen vs. Matt Turner: A deep dive into who should be the USMNT’s No. 1 goalkeeper – The Athletic

Mexico gets a dominating 3-0 win over Honduras, moving back into first place of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying table. Mexico climb back into first place after dominating Honduras 3-0 in World Cup Qualifiers - FMF State Of Mind

Helped by a stunning individual goal from Alphonso Davies, the Canadian men’s national team came from behind to defeat Panama 4-1 at Toronto FC’s BMO Field at take another big step toward qualifying to the 2022 World Cup on Wednesday. Three Takeaways from Canada's emphatic World Cup Qualifying win over Panama | MLSSoccer.com

By any means necessary, right? Ws are the bottom line during World Cup qualifying, and while the US men’s national team took the long cut to get there at Lower.com Field. Three Takeaways from the USMNT's World Cup Qualifying rally past Costa Rica | MLSSoccer.com

Few players have boosted their U.S. men’s national team stock more in recent months than Antonee Robinson, who has gone from fringe option to the front-runner to be the USMNT’s top choice at left back. Clear improvements have Antonee Robinson looking like the USMNT answer at left back | SBI Soccer

World

Defender Lucas Hernandez has been sentenced to six months in prison for disobeying a restraining order after a conviction of domestic violence. Bayern's Lucas Hernandez sentenced to six months in prison after disobeying restraining order

After returning from a 20-month injury, former Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg tells BBC Sport she “feels like a kid again”. Ada Hegerberg: 'I feel like a kid again' after injury comeback - BBC Sport

How a team brought together by an app took on PSG to prove that scouting young players needs to change. Tonsser United: How a team that only met 48 hours before took on PSG - BBC Sport

Before his side’s FA Cup tie at Stockport, Stamford defender and former reality TV contestant Stacey Freeman explains why he says a prayer before each game. FA Cup: Stacey Freeman on why men talking about their emotions is a strength - BBC Sport

Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga was subjected to alleged racist abuse by an Italian opponent while playing for Sweden Under-21s. Manchester United’s Elanga subjected to alleged racism while with Sweden | Sweden | The Guardian

Wales and Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks has been diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin lymphoma and will begin treatment for the illness next week. Wales and Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks diagnosed with cancer | Bournemouth | The Guardian

Rudderless, identity-less but no longer winless. The problem with Real Madrid and why there may not be a quick fix for it - All For XI

Jesse Lingard is wanted by Barcelona and AC Milan as he gets closer to the end of his contract at Manchester United, sources have told ESPN. Man Utd's Jesse Lingard eyed by Barcelona, AC Milan - sources

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings into the conduct of Hungary fans in England, as well as incidents at the Albania-Poland game. FIFA to investigate fan conduct from England-Hungary, Albania-Poland matches

What’s on TV?

3:00 PM - São Paulo vs Ceará - Brasileirão - Paramount+

3:00 PM - Cuiabá vs Sport Recife - Brasileirão - Paramount+

3:00 PM - Leones Negros UdeG vs Celaya - Liga de Expansión MX - TUDN

6:00 PM - Querétaro vs Tijuana - Liga MX - TUDN

6:00 PM - Cavalry vs York United - Canadian Premier League - FS2

A ton of Women’s College Soccer from 1:00 to 10:00 PM on ESPN+, BTN+, and Pac-12.