Joel Campbell (Dallas Cup '03) and Keylor Navas (Dallas Cup '05) Propel Costa Rica past Uruguay

<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/imgs/Blog/0254 big smile and wave.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 500px;" /></p> <p>Costa Rica, led by Dallas Cup alumni Joel Campbell&nbsp;and goalkeeper Keylor Navas,&nbsp;secured an important three&nbsp;points from&nbsp;favorites Uruguay&nbsp;in the 2014 FIFA World Cup&#39;s opening round play. Led by Campbell&#39;s second half goal and assist, Costa Rica stormed back from a 0-1 halftime deficit for three second-half goals to surprise the top seeded team in&nbsp;Group D, earning&nbsp;a 3-1 victory. It was only Costa Rica&#39;s fourth victory ever in the World Cup competition.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Before Campbell&#39;s leveling strike in the 54th minute, Tico&#39;s goalkeeper&nbsp;and 2005 Dallas Cup alumni, Keylor Navas, made an incredible save on a Diego Forlan&#39;s chip from the edge of the box. Navas was just able to get back to push the ball over the bar to stymie any Uruguayan momentum going into halftime and set the stage for the Tico&#39;s second half surge.</p> <p>Campbell, signed with Arsenal of&nbsp;the English Premier League in 2011&nbsp;but played on loan this past year in Greece with Olypiacos, was part of the 2003 Dallas Cup Under-12 Championship side,&nbsp;Alajuelense. Navas played in Dallas Cup in 2004 and 2005 for Costa Rican powerhouse Saprissa. Another Dallas Cup alumnus from the 2007 Saprissa team,&nbsp;Celso Borges, started the game and went the full 90 minutes for&nbsp;the victory.</p> <p>In total, there are 38 Dallas Cup alumni, representing 10 nations, in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <script src=""></script>