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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Standing on a sideline at Estadio Nacional, where a running track and 20-30 yards separate the field from the stands, Kasey Keller remembered getting hit on the head by a half-eaten hot dog during a World Cup qualifier at nearby Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, where fans were on top of players and the U. Glenn Anderson Jersey .S. went 0-7 in World Cup qualifying.Crazy and war were some of the words the retired goalkeeper used.American players were hit with bags of urine, coins and batteries. The result was no different three years ago at the spacious new venue, where Costa Rica scored twice in the first nine minutes of a 3-1 win.Coming off Fridays 2-1 home loss to Mexico in the opening match of the final qualifying round for the 2018 tournament, the Americans are convinced they will end their skid on Tuesday night.History is just that, its history, captain Michael Bradley said Monday. Theres nothing anybody can do to change that, and quite honestly, we dont spend a whole lot of time worrying about it.The U.S. is 0-8-1 in World Cup qualifying at Costa Rica, losing its last eight matches.For the first time in 15 years, all three home teams were defeated on the same day in the hexagonal, as the final qualifying round in the North and Central and Caribbean region is known. In addition to the Americans loss in Columbus, Ohio, Costa Rica won 2-0 at Trinidad and Tobago and Panama won 1-0 at Honduras.You want to make sure that youre not falling behind, so that gives it a little more spice here tomorrow night, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said during a news conference at the 35,175-capacity stadium, which was paid for by the Chinese government and opened in 2011. We see it in many occasions that once we go a goal down, the dynamic changes and we add another gear to our game. Its maybe in the characteristics just of our program, of our players. Sometimes they need a wakeup call to get it really going.The U.S. struggled for much of the first 30 minutes against Mexico, leaving too much space in a three-center back formation designed around 18-year-old midfield wunderkind Christian Pulisic.It actually allowed us to get for Christian a position there where he can really have more freedom to hurt them. And here and there, he had a couple of runs. He couldnt finish those runs. Maybe the last touch was taken away from him, Klinsmann said. The 3-4-1-2 in a certain way is a system that actually plays to strength of our players that we have, because a Fabian Johnson plays more on a wing or even sometimes in the middle high up. A Timmy Chandler plays as a winger.The U.S. had more success against El Tri after switching to a conventional 4-4-2, and Klinsmann hinted his tactic Friday doesnt mean the next game has to be played that way.Still, a marking mix-up allowed Rafa Marquez to score on an 89th-minute header. Klinsmann blamed defender John Brooks.Hes angry at himself. He said in front of the team, My bad, the coach explained.Obviously we took the time to look at a few things and talk about a few things, Bradley said.The top three nations in the six-team round qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia, and the No. 4 country meets Asias fifth-place nation in a playoff. After this match, qualifiers dont resume until the U.S. hosts Honduras on March 24.Even the pre-match news conference displayed how road games are different. Klinsmann removed the products of Costa Rican Football Federation sponsors that had been placed on the podium, so as not to have them in photographs with him.Its a very different stadium than Saprissa, but the atmosphere, it doesnt change, said Bradley, who missed the 2013 match after injuring an ankle during warmups. Itd be easy to look at it and say, ah, theres a track and its not as loud or theyre not as into it, but thats not the case.A 2014 World Cup quarterfinalist, Costa Rica is ranked 18th, one slot behind Mexico and six ahead of the U.S. At the Copa America in June, the U.S. beat the Ticos 4-0.I remember the last game we played here. It was definitely loud, said Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who missed the Copa America with a left Achilles tendon injury. When they support us like that, its incredible. We expect that from them, and they expect a lot from us.Game notes American GK Tim Howard will have surgery Thursday to repair a torn adductor muscle in his right leg. Brad Guzan, who replaced Howard in the 40th minute Friday, will start against Costa Rica. ... Ds Matt Besler, Brooks and Chandler and MF Jermaine Jones would be suspended for the Honduras game if they get a yellow card. ... The referee is Mexican Cesar Ramos, who worked the Americans qualifier at Trinidad last year. ... 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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Backup safety Robert Blanton got in the first shove on Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett before the game even began.The rest of the Bills defense then took turns getting its licks in on New Englands interim starter following kickoff in keying a 16-0 win on Sunday.All it took for Brissett to get Buffalos attention was jogging through the Bills pregame warmups.It actually crunk us up, Bills cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman said. We came out there with some fire, and it was like, `Nah, we aint going to let nobody disrespect us no matter where were at.Brissett was sacked three times, lost a fumble and oversaw a Patriots offense that was shut out for the first time at home since 1993. The loss came during the rookies second career start in place of backup Jimmy Garoppolo, whos sidelined by a shoulder injury, and with starter Tom Brady serving the fourth and final game of his Deflategate suspension.New England dropped to 3-1. Buffalo (2-2) has won two straight and won at New England for just the second time in 16 trips.The latest bad blood between AFC East Division rivals began about an hour before kickoff, when several punches were thrown during an on-field altercation.Blanton accused Brissett and Patriots rookie receiver Maclolm Mitchell of twice running through their drills.After warning them the first time, Blanton ran at Brissett and gave him a big shove to the chest the second time he came through. Brissett didnt stop, but Mitchell retaliated by shoving Blanton. Blanton responded by punching Mitchell in the chest and head-butting him, which led to several other playeers and assistant coaches getting involved. Sergei Nemchinov Jersey. I think that was pretty disrespectful, said Blanton, noting someone could have gotten hurt during a collision.Bills linebacker Zach Brown was fired up once he heard what happened.When I got out, they told me about it and Im like, `Man, you didnt invite me to the party? Brown said. I was ready for him. I dont like them. Respect was left on the bus when it comes to them. That had me going.Brown had a sack and forced a fumble by drilling Brissett in the chest. The ball popped loose and was recovered by linebacker Preston Brown to end the Patriots drive at Buffalos 8.Hes a third-string quarterback, so for us, it was, `Weve got to make him look like a third-string quarterback, Zach Brown said.Mission accomplished.New England was limited to two first downs and 98 yards net offense in the first half.Overall, the Patriots had just four drives cross midfield. They ended with Brissetts fumble, Stephen Gostkowski missing a 48-yard field-goal attempt wide right, turning the ball over on downs and the final whistle.Brissett was dismissive when asked about the scuffle.I dont even remember it, he said.Patriots receiver Julian Edelman declined to discuss what happened.Its not something Im here to talk about, Edelman said.Bills coach Rex Ryan couldnt resist taking a verbal shot at the Patriots.They probably werent as disciplined as they should be, Ryan said.---AP NFL websites: and Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '