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Weah, Dest spark US to 2-1 win over Costa Rica in qualifier

By RONALD BLUM
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tim Weah’s shot for the go-ahead goal deflected off the near post and then off backup goalkeeper Leonel Moreiera in the 66th minute after Sergiño Dest started the comeback from a first-minute deficit, and the United States rallied to beat Costa Rica 2-1 to ease pressure as World Cup qualifying neared the halfway point. Goalkeeper Zack Steffen, one of nine new starters inserted by coach Gregg Berhalter following Sunday’s dismal 1-0 loss at Panama, made a costly headed clearance that led to Keysher Fuller’s goal 60 seconds in. Dest tied it in the 25th minute when he curled a shot past Keylor Navas.

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