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NEW HAVEN, CT:  Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Petra Kvitova plays Lucie Safarova  in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)

Ten days of photographing tennis with a incredible crew of friends and team members in New Haven, Connecticut for the 2015 Connecticut Open. You couldn’t ask for a better time with better people. And on top of that, the only precipitation we saw came on the first day for a few hours. Other than that we saw nothing but blue skies and quality tennis!

A huge thanks to friend and photographer, Billie Weiss, for getting me involved with the tournament and having the opportunity to work with Matt and company. Yet another flawless team effort! Not to mention having one of the best sandwiches of my life at Meat Company and ending our last night with a team photo that included the multi-talented Redfoo of LMFAO.

Looking forward to Indian Wells in March!

NEW HAVEN, CT: Dominika Cibulkova plays  Tsvetana Pironkova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Sunday, August 23, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Dominika Cibulkova plays Tsvetana Pironkova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Sunday, August 23, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Red Foo of LMFAO demonstrates a swing during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 21, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Red Foo of LMFAO demonstrates a swing during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 21, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Lauren Davis plays against Carina Witthoeft during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 21, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Lauren Davis plays against Carina Witthoeft during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 21, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Magdalena Rybarikova plays Kaia Kanepi during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Magdalena Rybarikova plays Kaia Kanepi during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Sophie Chang stretches prior to her USONP match during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Sophie Chang stretches prior to her USONP match during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Laura Robson plays Christina McHale during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Laura Robson plays Christina McHale during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Laura Robson plays Christina McHale during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Laura Robson plays Christina McHale during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Lucie Safarova plays Daria Gavrilova during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Monday, August 24, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Lucie Safarova plays Daria Gavrilova during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Monday, August 24, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Military Appreciation Night takes place prior to the match between Agnieszka Radwanska and CoCo Vandeweghe on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Monday, August 24, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Military Appreciation Night takes place prior to the match between Agnieszka Radwanska and CoCo Vandeweghe on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Monday, August 24, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Polona Hercog plays Karolina Pliskova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Monday, August 24, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Polona Hercog plays Karolina Pliskova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Monday, August 24, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Dominika Cibulkova plays Kristina Mladenovic on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Dominika Cibulkova plays Kristina Mladenovic on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Dominika Cibulkova plays Kristina Mladenovic on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Dominika Cibulkova plays Kristina Mladenovic on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Caroline Wozniacki plays Alison Riske on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Caroline Wozniacki plays Alison Riske on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Lucie Safarova plays Irina-Camelia Begu on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Lucie Safarova plays Irina-Camelia Begu on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open) NEW HAVEN, CT:  Agnieszka Radwanska plays Alize Cornet on stadium court  during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Caroline Wozniacki plays Roberta Vinci on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Caroline Wozniacki plays Roberta Vinci on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Caroline Wozniacki plays Roberta Vinci on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Caroline Wozniacki plays Roberta Vinci on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Caroline Wozniacki plays Roberta Vinci on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Caroline Wozniacki plays Roberta Vinci on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Governor of Connecticut Dannel Malloy visits the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Governor of Connecticut Dannel Malloy visits the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Lesia Tsurenko plays Lucie Safarova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Lesia Tsurenko plays Lucie Safarova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Celebrities and former tennis pro's compete in the Men's Legends Pro-Am during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: John McEnroe competes in the Men’s Legends Pro-Am during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Jim Courier and James Blake share a moment during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Caroline Wozniacki plays Petra Kvitova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Caroline Wozniacki plays Petra Kvitova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Caroline Wozniacki plays Petra Kvitova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Caroline Wozniacki plays Petra Kvitova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Caroline Wozniacki plays Petra Kvitova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Caroline Wozniacki plays Petra Kvitova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Caroline Wozniacki plays Petra Kvitova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Caroline Wozniacki plays Petra Kvitova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: John McEnroe plays Jim Courier as part of the PowerShares series on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: John McEnroe plays Jim Courier as part of the PowerShares series on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT:  Lucie Safarova plays Petra Kvitova in the singles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
NEW HAVEN, CT: Petra Kvitova kisses her trophy following her singles final win against Lucie Safarova on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)
BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20: Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after losing to the Dayton Flyers 60-59 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY – MARCH 20: Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after losing to the Dayton Flyers 60-59 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The competitive drive that college athletes possess and leave out on the court is always an exciting thing to watch – especially when the NCAA basketball tournament comes around. For some, it may be the last time they ever play the game, at least on such a big stage. And for these reasons, anything can happen during March Madness. Forget the team rankings, strength of schedule, and the star players who will be top draft picks in the upcoming NBA draft. Basketball is a team game and sometimes it just comes down to who wants it more.

That was certainly the case this year, as I covered the second and third rounds of the NCAA tournament at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York alongside fellow Getty staffer Elsa Garrison. Here are some of my favorite images spanning a total of six games over two days. Enjoy!

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What a year! A Stanley Cup and a World Series in my backyard here in Boston. A 20-year playoff drought for my Pittsburgh Pirates finally ended. And I documented an awful tragedy that had the overwhelming healing and support of its community and the very sports teams I photograph on a daily basis. Immediately following that was an inspiring showcase of talent and determination of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team that was put on display at Fenway Park against the men and women who were among the first responders on April 15th on near the finish line on Boylston Street.

For many, I’m sure that looking at sports photographs is merely for entertainments sake. Some, because of the raw power, skill, and emotion it shows that watching on television or in person may not be able to convey. But for the few who reached out and called, emailed, etc, because they were moved by my pictures for whatever reason, that to me is the best feeling and what I hope to accomplish every day as a photographer. Those messages help solidify why I do what I do for a living.

And as always, I appreciate the ever-continuing support from the photo community that I’m so lucky to be a part of every day.

So, to recap the year that was, here are some of my favorite images from 2013. Enjoy & Happy New Year!

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 24: The New England Patriots take the field against the Denver Broncos before a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA – NOVEMBER 24: The New England Patriots take the field against the Denver Broncos before a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Last night I had the chance to photograph one of the best athletes in college football, Teddy Bridgewater of the Louisville Cardinals, take on the winless University of Connecticut football team in Hartford.

Here are some of my favorites from the game…

EAST HARTFORD, CT - NOVEMBER 08:  Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Louisville Cardinals warms up prior to the game against the Connecticut Huskies at Rentschler Field on November 8, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
EAST HARTFORD, CT – NOVEMBER 08: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Louisville Cardinals warms up prior to the game against the Connecticut Huskies at Rentschler Field on November 8, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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One of the biggest perks to living and working in a city with a large sports market is the high priority events that can come into town. This time around, it was one of my favorite events, the Gold Cup.

Here are some of my favorite images from the USA vs Costa Rica and Cuba vs Belize matches that were held at Rentschler Field in Hartford, Connecticut on July 16. Enjoy!

HARTFORD, CT - JULY 16: Celso Borges #5 of Costa Rica takes a corner kick in the first half against the United States during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT – JULY 16: Celso Borges #5 of Costa Rica takes a corner kick in the first half against the United States during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT - JULY 16: Alianni Urgelles #14 of Cuba fouls Deon McCaulay #9 of Belize during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT – JULY 16: Alianni Urgelles #14 of Cuba fouls Deon McCaulay #9 of Belize during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT - JULY 16: Jorge Luis Clavelo #5 of Cuba fouls Deon McCaulay during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT – JULY 16: Jorge Luis Clavelo #5 of Cuba fouls Deon McCaulay during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT - JULY 16: Ariel Pedro Martinez #11 of Cuba celebrates after scoring his third goal against Belize in the second half during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT – JULY 16: Ariel Pedro Martinez #11 of Cuba celebrates after scoring his third goal against Belize in the second half during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT - JULY 16: Jeniel Molina #3 of Cuba celebrates after scoring a goal in the 90th minute against Belize during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT – JULY 16: Jeniel Molina #3 of Cuba celebrates after scoring a goal in the 90th minute against Belize during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT - JULY 16: Jeniel Molina #3 of Cuba is mobbed by his teammates after scoring a goal in the 90th minute against Belize during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT – JULY 16: Jeniel Molina #3 of Cuba is mobbed by his teammates after scoring a goal in the 90th minute against Belize during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT - JULY 16: A fan with a painted face poses for a portrait outside of the stadium prior to the USA vs Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT – JULY 16: A fan with a painted face poses for a portrait outside of the stadium prior to the USA vs Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT - JULY 16: Celso Borges #5 of Costa Rica fights for the ball against Mix Diskerud #8 of the United States in the first half during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT – JULY 16: Celso Borges #5 of Costa Rica fights for the ball against Mix Diskerud #8 of the United States in the first half during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT - JULY 16: Yeltsin Tejeda #17 of Costa Rica goes up for a header against Stuart Holden #11 of the United States in the first half during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT – JULY 16: Yeltsin Tejeda #17 of Costa Rica goes up for a header against Stuart Holden #11 of the United States in the first half during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT - JULY 16: Brek Shea #23 of the United States celebrates his goal after scoring late in the second half against Costa Rica during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT – JULY 16: Brek Shea #23 of the United States celebrates his goal after scoring late in the second half against Costa Rica during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT - JULY 16: Brek Shea #23 of the United States celebrates his goal after scoring late in the second half against Costa Rica during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT – JULY 16: Brek Shea #23 of the United States celebrates his goal after scoring late in the second half against Costa Rica during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT - JULY 16: Yeltsin Tejada #17 of Costa Rica reacts following their 1-0 loss to the United States during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, CT – JULY 16: Yeltsin Tejada #17 of Costa Rica reacts following their 1-0 loss to the United States during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)