By the time the US and Costa Rica have reached th 69th minute in their match in Hartford, CT as part of Group C play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, it was clear that these were the two best teams in the group.
Live match report:
Since the middle of the first half, the USA men have been attacking heavily.
Just a few minutes into the second half, the CR goalkeeper Pemberton came out of his area to head away the ball. The header was captured by a USA player, who then took a shot on goal. While still standing outside the penalty area, Pemberton blocked the shot with his outstretched hands. The referee from Jamaica only awarded a yellow card. The laws of soccer require a red card, so a question of favoritism is clouding the match.