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Re-watch the first SnowClasico on Sunday, March 22nd

Can you believe it’s been seven years since the match was played?

Costa Rica v United States - FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

March 22, 2020, marks seven years since the first SnowClasico at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and U.S. Soccer will be replaying the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match between the men’s national team and Costa Rica.

This was an important game for the USMNT, who had lost in Honduras the month before but had a 22-match WCQ home unbeaten streak. Costa Rica earned a draw against Panama in their first game, so both teams needed three points.

It seemed like just another cool spring day in Denver, but a snowstorm rolled in and by the time the match kicked off, the temperature had dropped to 28 degrees and snow was falling.

Just 16 minutes in, Clint Dempsey scored and put the U.S. up 1-0.

The referees considered calling the game in the 55th minute, but both sides insisted on continuing. In the end, the U.S. won 1-0 and got three much-needed points.

Two days later, Costa Rica attempted to protest the match, saying it “went against the sporting spectacle (and) the physical integrity of the officials and players.” FIFA responded that “the conditions established in the regulations for an official protest have not been met by the Costa Rica FA” and the result would stand.

Watch at 4 p.m. MT on ussoccer.com as well as U.S. Soccer’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.