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Marco Ureña sits as Costa Rica bow out of World Cup with 2-2 draw

LAFC man will be returning to California soon.

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Los Angeles Football Club forward Marco Ureña was a spectator on Wednesday, as Costa Rica concluded their 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 2-2 draw.

Ureña, dropped by head coach Oscar Ramirez in favor of Joel Campbell, sat out for the first time this tournament, as the Ticos played to a 0-2-1 record in Group E.

Blerim Dzemaili gave Switzerland the lead shortly before halftime, only for Kendall Waston to tie up the game a little bit after the break. Late on, Swiss sub Josip Drmic scored what looked like the go-ahead goal, but Costa Rican captain Bryan Ruiz scored a penalty deep in stoppage time to give Costa Rica a result, which they frankly deserved after the performance they put in.

Costa Rica had been eliminated from advancing to the knockout stage prior to this game, so that means Ureña and his teammates should be heading home shortly. While it’s possible he could be back in time for LAFC’s game on Saturday against the Philadelphia Union, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s given a few days to decompress and returns next week. Still, that’s a guess, stay tuned on his status for the coming games.

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