The United States is now sitting in third with eight points after two wins, two draws and two losses after six games played.
"We'll move on", added Arena. We didn't play well, but we still have three games left in the competition.
Costa Rica took advantage of another error in the 82nd minute as center back Geoff Cameron had his pass intercepted by David Guzman as he fed Urena, who connected from 15 yards. "We didn't make any plays that mattered".
"We were probably outplayed in most areas of the field".
U.S. Soccer and those who follow are in this position because they rightly lack the confidence in their team.
Three teams will earn automatic berths to Russian Federation next summer, and with Costa Rica and Mexico pulling away from the pack, the United States will jostle with Honduras and Panama for final spot. Costa Rica had plenty of support in the stands and the visitors were pushed on by its large contingent of boisterous fans throughout the 90 minutes. 'It's going to be a fight between the other four teams for that remaining spot'.
So that leaves the United States, Honduras and Panama vying for one automatic berth and one slot in a two-leg playoff against Asia's fifth-place team in November.
"I don't know if you've been around for the last year; qualifying has been in jeopardy for all teams in the past year".
In addition to snapping this 32-year run, the USMNT also dropped its second home World Cup qualifier on home turf for the first time since 1958. It completes the CONCACAF qualifying October 10 in Trinidad and Tobago.
They head into Honduras off a stinging loss and without Jozy Altidore due to yellow card accumulation and with more pressure than they've faced in the entire qualifying cycle thanks to a troubling reality becoming a worrying possibility.
After an 0-2 start in the final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region under coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the Americans have two home wins and two road ties under Bruce Arena. Navas then made a sliding stop on Altidore just before Urena's second goal. They carried more of the play and it must be said, physically dominated the Americans most of the time in 50-50 duels. I think he got a little frustrated.
The Americans will look to bounce back at Honduras on Tuesday, while Costa Rica hosts Mexico.
Costa Rica went ahead after Howard cleared the ball to past midfield and the Ticos won possession. To hear Costa Rica defender Kendall Waston describe it, the USA was nothing if not predictable. Urena slotted the ball to the far post, past the goalkeeper's outstretched right arm. "The more that he went down that side, I was anxious about him slotting the ball near post because Timmy [Ream] was on his back shoulder". We had a couple of plays where we have to put the ball in the back of the net and it's 1-0.
US forward Clint Dempsey, front, tries to control the ball as Costa Rica midfielder David Guzman defends during the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Harrison, N.J. The US next plays Tuesday in Honduras in a match that now takes on great significance. "There's no question about that".