‘Soccer’ In Name Only: USMNT Beats Costa Rica 1-0 In Near White-Out SHARE: Tweet A win. Three points. By any means necessary. That’s what the United States Men’s National Team needed from its home World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica on Friday night, and that’s what it got. The fact that it happened in near-white-out conditions, in Colorado, where this sort of thing tends to happen, is just an instantly legendary footnote. all pics via AP/Jack Dempsey Clint Dempsey scored the Ultimate Snow Poacher goal, and Aston Villa keeper Brad Guzan allowed no goals in the 1-0 victory — a clean sheet of ice. Now it’s off to Mexico City on Tuesday for a tough draw. SEE ALSO: • Greek Player Who Gave Nazi Salute After Goal Banned For Life • Soccer Player Hits Posts Four Times on One Shot, Doesn’t Score At one point early in the second half the referee, aided by CONCACAF officials, tried to stop the match, but both sides wanted to play on. Warriors. They didn’t exactly play soccer for the rest of the match, but it was certainly the right call to just plow through to the end. SEE ALSO: • Pssshtorius, Do You Know About Bruno’s Murder-For-Hire Plot? • U.S. Player Robbie Rogers Comes Out, Steps Away From Game Awful Announcing MOST RECENT BY Slade Sohmer:The New White House Christmas CardSmokin' Teaser: House of Cards to Return on Valentine's Day 2014Ellsbury Dough Boy Was Kinda Easy, Eh? Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chief of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.