Those Northern Irishmen are soppy sods aren’t they. Having cancelled the country’s game against Russia because of silly things like concerns over the genuine safety of players and fans, such logic was ignored by those in charge of USA’s game against Costa Rica.
The USMNT won the fixture 1-0, but that wasn’t in any way the big story of the match. Just look at the weather in Denver, who on earth thought it would be sensible to play a football match on that?
There are reports this morning that the Costa Rican FA will be making a complaint that the game should never have gone ahead, and you can sort of see their point, although they may have stayed quieter had they got something out of the game.