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Calvo subs on, converts spot kick in Costa Rica penalty shootout defeat against Mexico

Chicago Fire defender Francisco Calvo made his second appearance for Costa Rica in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup on Saturday night, entering Los Ticos' quarterfinal defeat against Mexico as a substitution in extra time.

Calvo came on in the 99th minute for defender Bryan Oviedo with the match level at 1-1. When the score remained level after 120 minutes, Calvo was called upon to be a part of the penalty kick shootout that ensued, and put a left-footed finish past Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. The finish levelled the shootout at four goals apiece. Carlos Saucedo would then convert for Mexico, before Costa Rica's Keysher Fuller had his attempt saved.

The 5-4 final shootout score saw Mexico advance to the tournament's semifinals, where they'll take on Haiti on Tuesday night. Calvo will return to Chicago as the Fire prepare to take on Atlanta United FC at SeatGeek Stadium on Wednesday night (7 p.m. CT | ESPN+).

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