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Costa Rica's coronavirus response: How they were able to restart just two months after shutdown

Jose del Valle explains why there is no question PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas is Central America's best player.
USMNT goalkeeper Zack Steffen has huge admiration for underappreciated PSG stopper Keylor Navas.
Julien Laurens praises the rise of Alphonso Davies but hesitates to call him the best player in CONCACAF.
Herculez Gomez says there is no doubt Wolves star Raul Jimenez is the best player in CONCACAF is right now.

There's something apt that a country in which the phrase "pura vida" (pure life) is almost a national motto should be the first in the Americas to see the return of first-division soccer.

Costa Rica's Liga FPD bounced back -- behind closed doors -- on Tuesday when Guadalupe defeated Limon, 1-0, and LD Alajuelense won 2-0 at C.S. Cartagines, a little over two months since the Clausura season was suspended after 15 rounds of matches due to the coronavirus pandemic. The revised schedule will have the...

How to watch the return of Costa Rica's top-flight soccer league on ESPN Deportes

Jose del Valle explains why there is no question PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas is Central America's best player.
ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle shares the latest on Major League Soccer's plans to resume action.

Costa Rica's Liga FPD will be the first top-flight soccer league in the Americas to resume play since the COVID-19 outbreak put a halt to most sports worldwide, and ESPN Deportes will broadcast its return for U.S. audiences.

ESPN's Spanish-language linear network will provide coverage of league leader Deportivo Saprissa's four remaining home matches, beginning with Wednesday's 10 p.m. ET matchup behind closed doors against Herediano. The play-by-play team of Fernando Palomo and Kenneth Garay will...

Costa Rica to become first league in the Americas to restart play

ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle shares the latest on Major League Soccer's plans to resume action.

Costa Rica's first division will become the first soccer league in the Americas to start playing again following the break in play caused by the coronavirus pandemic, barring the Nicaraguan league, which never stopped.

The Costa Rican government announced Monday that professional sports can resume from May 15, with the Costa Rican federation (UNAFUT) president Julian Solano confirming that play will resume behind closed doors on Wednesday, May 20.

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Evian sign Yeltsin Tejeda

Costa Rica's progress through the World Cup is close to unprecedented.
Evian have signed Costa Rica international Yeltsin Tejeda to a four-year deal.

Evian have completed the signing of Costa Rica international Yeltsin Tejeda on a four-year contract.

The 22-year-old defensive midfielder joins from Deportivo Saprissa in his homeland after playing in all five of his country's matches at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

"Evian Thonon Gaillard FC and Deportivo Saprissa have reached an agreement for the transfer of the Costa Rican international...