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Shea's late goal lifts US past Costa Rica, 1-0

Updated: July 16, 2013, 11:47 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Brek Shea didn't expect to get off the bench Tuesday night. When he did, he grabbed the role of hero for the United States.

Shea, who struggled in an earlier Gold Cup appearance, scored his first international goal off a feed from Landon Donovan in the 82nd minute, giving the United States a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica and the top spot in its group.

Seconds after Sean Johnson made a brilliant save off a corner kick, Joe Corona cleared the ball, setting up the ...

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