Five things I learned while watching the sun set over El Clásico
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Five things I learned while watching the sun set over El Clásico

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 22, 2018

TIBÁS — It’s difficult to enjoy a spectacular sunset while the concrete grandstand of a 50-year-old stadium shakes haphazardly under your seat. I learned that lesson Sunday…

Attending the Apertura: Watching a first-division Costa Rican soccer match the right way
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Soccer
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Attending the Apertura: Watching a first-division Costa Rican soccer match the right way

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 2018

Drums beat, a cluster of rowdy fans dances nonstop, and the concrete stands shake. The World Cup may be over, but Costa Rica’s passion for soccer never…

Down and out
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Soccer
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Down and out

The Tico Times - March 1, 2018

After an embarrasing 1-5 loss to América last week in the first of two matches to determine which team would win a spot in the CONCACAF Champions…

Mexico’s Tigres defeat Costa Rica’s Herediano to advance in Champions League
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Soccer
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Mexico’s Tigres defeat Costa Rica’s Herediano to advance in Champions League

AFP and The Tico Times - February 28, 2018

Los Tigres, of Mexico, defeated Costa Rica's Club Sport Herediano 3-1 Tuesday night to advance to the quarterfinals of this year's CONCACAF Champions League. Enner Valencia of…

Saprissa Stadium evacuated after bomb scare
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La Sele
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Saprissa Stadium evacuated after bomb scare

Katherine Stanley - September 3, 2017

As the clock ticked down on Sunday's faceoff between the Saprissa and Grecia soccer clubs, it seemed like the most memorable aspect of the game would be…

Costa Rican footballer Álvaro Saborío suddenly retires due to ‘unfair insults’
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican footballer Álvaro Saborío suddenly retires due to ‘unfair insults’

Michael Krumholtz - February 9, 2017

Just a month into his one-year contact with famed Costa Rican club Saprissa, forward Álvaro Saborío suddenly called it quits Thursday. In a revealing press conference, the 34-year-old…

Former Costa Rica football coach Paulo Wanchope hired as new Saprissa general manager
Fútbol
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Fútbol
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Former Costa Rica football coach Paulo Wanchope hired as new Saprissa general manager

Michael Krumholtz - November 11, 2015

Three months after resigning from his post as the head coach of Costa Rica's national men's football team, Paulo Wanchope will now take the reigns of the country's…

Costa Rica’s Saprissa signs San Diego footballer
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Fútbol
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Costa Rica’s Saprissa signs San Diego footballer

Zach Dyer - June 6, 2015

San José football club Saprissa signed San Diego, California native Ramón Martín del Campo on Friday. The 22-year-old defender was born in Hermosillo, Mexico and moved to…

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Alajuelense, Herediano face off in Costa Rican soccer finals

AFP - May 14, 2015

https://twitter.com/YashinQuesada/status/598900816330690560 Alajuelense will face Herediano in Costa Rica’s soccer finals despite its 1-0 loss Wednesday before its fiercest rival, the champion Saprissa. Alajuelense won the ticket to…

CONCACAF Round-up
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Saprissa pounds Kansas City to advance to CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals

Álvaro Sánchez - October 24, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASSp3CUuPXA In a hard-fought match marked by an aggressive host team and a less-than-stellar performance by the visiting U.S. squad Sporting Kansas City, Costa Rica’s Saprissa qualified…