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Saborio named captain of Costa Rica

18 January 9:27 am

Saborio named captain of Costa Rica

By Sam Stejskal

A fun bit of news came out of Costa Rica on Thursday, when it was announced that Real Salt Lake star striker Alvaro Saborio will captain Costa Rica during this month's Copa UNCAF tournament. is the new captain of the Costa Rican national team.

Saborio, who is currently with the Ticos as they prepare for the Copa UNCAF and for their Feb. 6 Hexagonal opener at Panama, tweeted about the honor, writing (loose translation here, bear with me) that "it's an honor to be captain of la Seleccion" and that he'd do "everything for the good of la Sele."

MLS's third-leading scorer last season, Saborio will re-join Real Salt Lake after Costa Rica's Feb. 6 game at Panama, linking up with RSL in Tucson, Ariz. for the team's third and final leg of the preseason. 

The club's biggest congrats go out to Sabo for the honor. Can't wait until he's back in the Claret-and-Cobalt.