Today was a good day for Americans playing overseas and here are the highlights.
First of all, Michael Bradley went a full 90 for AS Roma in a 3-2 win over Inter Milan in the second leg of the Coppa Italia semifinals. Roma will now face archrivals Lazio in the finals on May 26. The downside is that Bradley will now likely miss the first week of USMNT camp with the friendly against Belgium coming on May 29.
FIFA has refused to accept Costa Rica's appeal for their 1-0 loss on Friday to the United States and the result will stand.
The game made international headlines for being played in Denver under the brutal conditions of a driving snowstorm. The lines on the field had to be shoveled and by the second half, the entire field was covered in snow.
Captain Dempsey and the USMNT get three huge points
In a game that will never be forgotten by anyone who watched on TV, the United States defeated Costa Rica on Friday night.
Played in a driving snowstorm, it was a crucial World Cup qualifier for the US team and a game it needed pick up three points. Despite all the turmoil of the past week, the US team managed to succeed and will now head to Mexico without the pressure of needing a win at Azteca - something it has never done in an official competition.