San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Saprissa Beats Alajuelenses For 27th National Title

Soccer fans sounded their car horns and waved purple and white flags for at least two hours in San José after their home team, Deportivo Saprissa, became national champions for the fourth year in a row.

On Alajuela’s turf, Saprissa beat Liga Deportiva Alajuelense 1-0 Sunday, with a goal by Michael Barrantes in the 82nd minute.

Saprissa holds the highest number of national titles – 27 – in the country, followed by the Alajuelenses, at 24.


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