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Brek Shea of the United States celebrates his goal during the second half against Costa Rica during the CONCACAF Gold Cup. (July 16, 2013)

USA vs. Costa Rica: CONCACAF Gold Cup

The U.S. men's soccer team defeated Costa Rica 1-0 to finish on top of their CONCACAF Gold Cup group on Tuesday at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.

Brek Shea of the United States (#23) celebrates
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Brek Shea of the United States (#23) celebrates with teammates after Shea scored a goal against Costa Rica during the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. (July 16, 2013)

Brek Shea of the United States shoots and
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Brek Shea of the United States shoots and scores a goal against Costa Rica during the CONCACAF Gold Cup. (July 16, 2013)

United States forward Landon Donovan possesses the ball
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United States forward Landon Donovan possesses the ball against Costa Rica during the CONCACAF Gold Cup. (July 16, 2013)

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Brek Shea of the United States celebrates his
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Brek Shea of the United States celebrates his goal against Costa Rica during a CONCACAF Gold Cup match. (July 16, 2013)

Brek Shea of the United States celebrates his
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Brek Shea of the United States celebrates his goal during the second half against Costa Rica during the CONCACAF Gold Cup. (July 16, 2013)

United States midfielder Stuart Holden fights for the
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United States midfielder Stuart Holden fights for the ball against Kenny Cunningham of Costa Rica during a CONCACAF Gold Cup match. (July 16, 2013)

United States midfielder Stuart Holden takes a free
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United States midfielder Stuart Holden takes a free kick during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Costa Rica. (July 16, 2013)

Carlos Johnson of Costa Rica, right, takes on
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Carlos Johnson of Costa Rica, right, takes on United States center back Clarence Goodson during a 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup match. (July 16, 2013)

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Yeltsin Tejeda of Costa Rica, top, goes up
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Yeltsin Tejeda of Costa Rica, top, goes up for a header against United States midfielder Stuart Holden during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup match. (July 16, 2013)

United States fans pose for a picture prior
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United States fans pose for a picture prior to a match between the United States and Costa Rica during the CONCACAF Gold Cup. (July 16, 2013)

A fan with a painted face poses for
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A fan with a painted face poses for a portrait outside of the stadium prior to the USA vs. Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup match. (July 16, 2013)

United States right back Michael Parkhurst, left, and
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United States right back Michael Parkhurst, left, and Costa Rica's Kenny Cunningham watch the ball during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup match. (July 16, 2013)

United States midfielder Jose Torres falls after challenging
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United States midfielder Jose Torres falls after challenging Costa Rica's Kenny Cunningham during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup match. (July 16, 2013)

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Celso Borges of Costa Rica, left, fights for
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Celso Borges of Costa Rica, left, fights for the ball against United States midfielder Mikkel Diskerud during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup match. (July 16, 2013)

Celso Borges of Costa Rica (left) and United
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Celso Borges of Costa Rica (left) and United States midfielder Alejandro Bedoya compete during a 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup match. (July 16, 2013)

Yeltsin Tejeda of Costa Rica (top) and United
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Yeltsin Tejeda of Costa Rica (top) and United States midfielder Stuart Holden compete during a 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup match. (July 16, 2013)

United States midfielder Mikkel Diskerud, right, and Costa
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United States midfielder Mikkel Diskerud, right, and Costa Rica's Celso Borges compete for the ball during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup match. (July 16, 2013)

United States left back DaMarcus Beasley, left, and
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United States left back DaMarcus Beasley, left, and Costa Rica's Carlos Johnson fight for a loose ball during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup match. (July 16, 2013)

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Carlos Johnson of Costa Rica, right, takes on
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Carlos Johnson of Costa Rica, right, takes on United States center back Clarence Goodson during a 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup match. (July 16, 2013)

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