Team USA beat Costa Rica 1-0 in match conditions that could be accurately described as "wintry," but Costa Rica's not happy about the entire ordeal. The country's soccer federation has filed a protest against the result due to the "physical conditions" of the match. Costa Rica's protest may not succeed -- the team has to follow a list of very specific procedures -- but does it have a point about the match's legitimacy?

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Snowbound soccer?

We love it when American football is played in the snow, because it reduces the game to a primitive state, but soccer in blizzard conditions is an entirely different beast.


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