The United States will play Germany, Portugal and Ghana in a tough first-round group at next year’s World Cup that will take them on a lengthy 9,000-mile trip around Brazil.
Costa Rican fans have said they will block the Americans from reaching the National Stadium on Friday.
Klinsmann’s doubters have been silenced, and the unconventional German coach has the Americans one step closer to Brazil and a giant leap toward finally making good on their promise.
It took 75 years, but the United States finally defeated Mexico on their home soil in dramatic fashion.
It was the most one-sided loss for the Americans since a 5-0 defeat by Mexico in the 2009 Gold Cup final.