Three MLS players on Costa Rica's roster to face USMNT
Three MLS players are part of the 23-man Costa Rica roster that will face the U.S. Men's National Team at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on March 22.
New York Red Bull defender Roy Miller, Columbus Crew forward Jairo Arrieta, and Real Salt Lake forward Alvaro Saborio will join teammates who play professionally in the top league's in Costa Rica, Mexico, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Sweden and England on head coach's Jorge Luis Pinto Afanador squad ahead of the World Cup Qualifying match in Colorado.
Saborio, who scored the tying goal against the Rapids on Saturday, has scored two goals in three matches at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, both in 2010. Miller has played 96 minutes in two matches in Commerce City, including all 90 for the Red Bulls in 2011 when the Rapids ran away with a 4-1 win. Arrieta, in his second year with the Crew, has yet to play in MLS at DSG Park. Former Chivas USA and LA Galaxy defender Michael Umaña appeared twice in Colorado for Chivas, going 90 in a 3-0 loss in 2010 and again in a 2-2 draw in 2011.
Costa Rica Roster (play in Costa Rica unless otherwise noted):
Goalkeepers: Keilor Navas (Levante - SPA), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense)
Defenders: Juan Diego Madrigal (Santos de Guápiles), Christian Gamboa (Rosenborg - NOR ), Michael Umaña (Saprissa), Johnny Acosta (Dorados de Sinaloa - MEX), Giancarlo González (Valerenga - NOR), Roy Miller (Red Bulls New York - USA), Bryan Oviedo (Everton - ENG), Christopher Meneses (Alajuelense)
Midfielders: Celso Borges (AIK - SWE), Osvaldo Rodríguez (Santos de Guápiles), Cristian Bolaños (Copenague - DEN), Ariel Rodríguez (Pérez Zeledón), Keylor Soto (Pérez Zeledón), Yeltsin Tejeda (Saprissa), Michael Barrantes (AAlesund - NOR), Diego Calvo (Alajuelense), Bryan Ruiz (Fulham - ENG), Mauricio Castillo (Cartaginés)
Forwards: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake - USA), Joel Campbell (Real Betis - SPA), Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew - USA),