After providing a scare to Haiti in their Gold Cup debut, Bermuda will attempt a major upset when meeting Costa Rica on Thursday at Toyota Stadium for both team's second Group B match.
Costa Rica will go into the match looking to clinch a berth in the Quarter-Finals following a historic 4-0 home win over Nicaragua in the first Gold Cup match played on home soil.
This will be the first meeting all-time between Costa Rica and Bermuda.
Costa Rica made sure the fans at Estadio Nacional in San Jose didn't head home disappointed, cruising to a 4-0 win over Nicaragua in the first Gold Cup match played outside of the United States, Mexico or Canada in their Group B opener Sunday.
Bermuda Gold Cup debutants made things difficult for Haiti, which needed a pair of second-half goals to rally for a 2-1 win in both teams Group B opener.
Bermuda’s famous first goal in the Gold Cup was scored by Dante Leverock, whose rose up to meet Osagi Bascome's corner kick and head home for a shock 1-0 halftime lead.
Bermuda held training at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Football Field, as everyone who reads this site would know SMU is the school Bermuda Olympian Swimmer Julian Fletcher attended, and currently have Jesse Washington on their books swimming as well.
The Bermuda team went through simulations of game under the watchful eye of the coaching staff.