Major League Soccer

Listless US loses 1-0 to Costa Rica

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Storm clouds hover over U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

The Americans finished fourth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, their poorest performance since 2000. They lost a playoff against Mexico on Saturday for the region's berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

Not even Tim Howard's first game in goal in 15 months stopped the slump. Joel Campbell's 70th-minute goal led Costa Rica over the overwhelmed U.S. 1-0 in an exhibition Tuesday night, the Americans' fifth defeat in six games. The U.S. has lost three straight home games for the first time since 1997.