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Sources: Nashville SC signs Costa Rica's Leal

Randall Leal will join MLS expansion side Randall Leal.

Nashville SC has signed Costa Rica international and Deportivo Saprissa midfielder Randall Leal, league sources have told ESPN.

Leal's salary will be above the threshold for a Young Designated Player, but it is unclear if Targeted Allocation Money will be used to buy down his hit to the salary budget.

Leal, 22, is in his second season with Saprissa, having made 38 league and cup appearances while scoring six goals. He spent the previous three seasons with Belgian side KV Mechelen. In 2013, Leal...

Costa Rica coach resigns, citing boredom

Herculez Gomez and Shaka Hislop weigh the pros and cons of CONCACAF's qualifying format for the 2022 World Cup, which emphasizes the FIFA rankings.

Gustavo Matosas has stepped down as manager of the Costa Rica national team after less than a year in the job, blaming the frequent downtime between games that made him feel unproductive.

"I realized that in the national side I feel unproductive even though I kill myself watching videos," Matosas said at a news conference Wednesday.

"It's not what I like to be doing.

- World Cup 2022 qualifying: All you need to know

"It's tough not having players in the day-to-day to train them. I only have the...

U.S., Mexico straight to Hex in new CONCACAF format

Brian McBride reflects on the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup and examines the tournament's impact on the U.S. and Mexico.
ESPN's Taylor Twellman explains where things went wrong for the USMNT in their 1-0 defeat to Mexico in the 2019 Gold Cup final.

The United States and Mexico are almost certain to go straight to the six-team Hexagonal round of qualifying for Qatar 2022, with CONCACAF announcing new rules for the next World Cup.

The top six-ranked teams in the FIFA rankings after the June 2020 international window will automatically be included in the home-and-away Hexagonal. The top three will qualify for Qatar 2022.

Gold Cup winner Mexico is currently a long way ahead of those outside the top six, meaning it's virtually inconceivable that...