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New York Red Bulls

Portland Timbers Sign Defender Roy Miller from Saprissa

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The Portland Timbers have added center back Roy Miller to their roster today, signing the veteran defender from Costa Rican champions Deportivo Saprissa. Miller will bring depth to the Timbers' currently thin center back corps, backing up presumed starters Liam Ridgewell and Gbenga Arokoyo.

Miller will be the Timbers' second offseason acquisition from Saprissa, following on the heels of holding midfielder David Guzman.

Friendly Recap (Aka What Is Gleamed From A Short Video): Municipal Perez Zeledon 1 - 0 Philadelphia Union

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(H/T to our favorite BigSoccer member, Zman Gunner, for finding the video)

The Philadelphia Union lost the first friendly of their preseason trip to Costa Rica, falling 1-0 to current Primera División de Costa Rica leaders - three points clear of Deportivo Saprissa - Municipal Perez Zeledon.

Dunseth: Unconfirmed Reports Say That Carlos Ruiz Transfer Was For $500,000

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Fox Soccer Channel sideline reporter Brian Dunseth told viewers of the Real Salt Lake and New York Red Bulls game on Saturday that unconfirmed reports have placed the value of Carlos Ruiz's transfer to Veracruz at $500,000.

Dunseth couldn't say if the $500,000 transfer fee was the full price of Ruiz's move to the Tiburones Rojos or the two thirds of the total transfer cost that the Union would receive.

Costa Rica

Roy Miller Linked to the Timbers

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David Guzman may not be the only player from Deportivo Saprissa coming to Portland this winter. A report from Teletica in Costa Rica links the Costa Rican centerback and and left back Roy Miller with the Timbers in what would be something of a package deal with Guzman.

Miller, 32, is a veteran of both the Costa Rican national team who played for the New York Red Bulls for six seasons, making 122 MLS starts during that span.

Reports: Timbers to Sign David Guzman?

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The Portland Timbers' offseason may finally be heating up.

Late Saturday night MLS Transfers reported the Timbers have signed Deportivo Saprissa and Costa Rican international defensive midfielder David Guzman to a two-year contract.

Source: Saprissa midfielder David Guzman has signed with the Portland Timbers.

Portland Timbers at Deportivo Saprissa: How to Watch, Match Chat [7:00]

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The Portland Timbers are on the road for today's midweek match as they take on Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa in CONCACAF Champions League play. With their eyes set on the top of the group, a result here for the Timbers will go a long way toward that goal.

Coming into this match, the Timbers have not shown much of their hand as they manage a busy week, including last Saturday's 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake, tonight's match against Saprissa, and a league clash on Saturday against Eastern Conference visitors the Philadelphia Union.

CCL Match Day 2 - Back to the CCL

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Sporting KC head back to CONCACAF Champions League play tomorrow when they welcome Deportivo Saprissa to Kansas City for the first time since 2005. The Costa Rican side leads Group 2 with four points, drawing with Real Esteli 1-1 on the road and winning 3-0 at home. KC currently sits in third place in the group, having picked up the one point in their 1-1 draw with Esteli.

Ex-Rev Cancela Scores Golazo

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Jose Cancela celebrates his stunning goal on Sunday. (Photo: Deportivo Saprissa)

Former New England Revolution star, Jose "Pepe" Cancela may have turned 36 over the summer, but his offensive exploits have shown no signs of slowing down.

The attacking midfielder, who earned a spot on New England Soccer Today's Revolution All-Time Best XI two years ago, has scored four goals so far this year good enough for 10th in Costa Rica's Primera División – in addition to four assists for his new club Deportivo Saprissa, despite playing just nine of 15 games due to injury.

DTotD: Philadelphia Union prepare for new season by fighting Costa Rican club

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The Philadelphia Union are preparing for the upcoming MLS season with a trip to Costa Rica, home to their very first partner club, Deportivo Saprissa. Whatever goodwill between Philly and Costa Rica was established with that deal was quickly bruised, however, when the Union fell behind 2-0 to Primera Division club Belen FC in a routine friendly before proving are already in midseason scuffling form.

Soccer Babes Present the Saprissa Joma 2012 Home and Away Kits

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FIFA Team of the XXth Century of CONCACAF Deportivo Saprissa S.A.D.(formerly known as C.D. Saprissa) is Central America's and Costa Rica's most successful soccer club. Twenty nine time Primera División de Costa Rica and CONCACAF Champions' Cup winners in 1993, 1995, and 2005, Saprissa is the only team from the region apart from Mexico's Necaxa [.

Deportivo Saprissa Reject Bid By The Union For Striker Josue Martínez

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According to Teletica, a news outlet in Costa Rica, the Philadelphia Union had a transfer bid for Deportivo Saprissa's young striker Josue Martinez rejected.

"The refusal was given because the club believes that the price does not equal the value of the player," per Teletica's report.

What the price is varies based on context clues, most of which come from Saprissa fans.

Joel Campbell Signing Close As Water Droplets Gather Pace

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Well, that was quite out of the blue. A few days ago, reports started fluttering through about how Arsenal representative Richard Law had travelled to Costa Rica to thrash out a deal for nineteen year-old striker Joel Campbell with Deportivo Saprissa. And just earlier today, Gunnerblog revealed that Saprissa's President, Juan Carlos Rojas, has told a radio station of an ‘agreement in principle' between the two clubs and a virtually completed transfer pending only on personal terms.

Joel Campbell Signing Close As Water Droplets Gather Pace

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Well, that was quite out of the blue. A few days ago, reports started fluttering through about how Arsenal representative Richard Law had travelled to Costa Rica to thrash out a deal for nineteen year-old striker Joel Campbell with Deportivo Saprissa. And just earlier today, Gunnerblog revealed that Saprissa's President, Juan Carlos Rojas, has told a radio station of an ‘agreement in principle' between the two clubs and a virtually completed transfer pending only on personal terms.

Goles de Joel Campbell.

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07.07.2011 - Lo comparan con Samuel Etoó pero idolatra y se refiere a Ronaldo: "Soy inteligente, rápido y con buen trato de balón, pero mi mejor característica está en el uno contra uno".

Joel Nathaniel Campbell Samuels (26.06.1992) se está haciendo en el Deportivo Saprissa y transita por las selecciones juveniles costarricenses.

Jorge Vergara divests from Saprissa

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Jorge Vergara, the Mexican businessman who owns Mexican giants Chivas de Guadalajara, sold his majority interest in Costa Rica's Saprissa to a group of local businessmen. The sale was completed yesterday and confirmed today at the club's official website. Vergara owned 67% of the club, which he turned over to the consortium called Purple Horizon (Horizonte Morado) that is led by Juan Carlos Rojas, Édgar Zurcher, Alberto Raven, and René Picado.

CCL: Real Salt Lake vs. Deportivo Saprissa (Match Night Commentary)

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Real Salt Lake will look to make history night by defeating Deportivo Saprissa in their CONCACAF Champions League semifinal series. After winning the first leg, 2-0, RSL heads into Estadio Saprissa with a two goal lead and a chance to make its mark in MLS lore.

A hostile and capacity crowd is expected at Estadio Saprissa tonight, with cool breezes replacing rain drops for now.

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Whitecaps, Sporting KC paired in CONCACAF Champions League draw

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Five MLS teams were drawn into the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League, including the Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting KC who will face off in Group C play.

The defending MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers were placed in Group B with CD Dragon of El Salvador and Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa, while reigning Supporters' Shield holders New York Red Bulls will face Alianza and Antigua GFC from El Salvador and Guatemala, respectively.

Portland Timbers Draw Deportivo Saprissa and C.D. Dragon in CONCACAF Champions League Group

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CONCACAF held the draw for the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League groups tonight and now we know who the Portland Timbers will need to beat out if they want to make it into the knockout stages of the competition. Drawn into Group B, the Timbers will face C.D. Dragon and Deportivo Saprissa when the 2016-17 CCL tournament kicks off August.

Sporting Bow Meekly Out of the Champions League

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Sporting Kansas City's run in the CONCACAF Champions League ended in Costa Rica tonight with a 2-0 loss to Deportivo Saprissa. Sarpissa's pressure all night kept KC on the back foot and Sporting never really go going offensively, recording just one shot on goal all game.

Starting a mix of starters and reserves, Sporting immediately went onto the back foot as Saprissa locked them in their own end from the start.

Match Day CCL - Headed to The Monster's Cave

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It's all come down to this for Sporting KC in the Champions League. They are in Costa Rica headed into the Monster's Cave for the final game of Group 2. Sporting has a number of ways to advance. KC needs a win, a draw, a one goal loss, or a two goal loss where the team scores at least two goals. A 3-1 loss would see the teams go to the eighth tie breaker, draw of lots.

Toni nets second half brace as Sporting KC win CCL clash with Deportivo Saprissa

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Despite scoring only a single goal thus far in MLS play, Sporting KC's Toni Dovale has proven to be quite the finisher in CONCACAF Champions League action.

The Spanish winger scored a pair of goals, his second and third in two CCL games, as Sporting KC topped Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa, 3-1, Thursday at Sporting Park.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With 24 games on the agenda, the debut of the Europa Leagues group stage takes center stage on a Thursday jam packed with quality soccer on TV.

European action is highlighted by a slew of big-name matches, including Everton's clash with VfL Wolfsburg, Borussia Monchengladbach's meeting with Villareal and a matchup between Inter Milan and Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

CCL Schedule Released

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Today CONCACAF released the schedule for the group stage of the 2014-2015 Champions League. The group stage kicks off in August and has dates all the way through October. Grouped with Real Esteli and Deportivo Saprissa, Sporting KC will have their hands full in the group.

Sporting KC has the first match day off as Real Esteli will be hosting Saprissa on August 6th as group play kicks off.

Sporting Gets Rematch Chances in 2014-2015 CONCACAF Champions League

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Sporting KC has a rough draw for the 2014-2015 CONCACAF Champions League, but will get the chance for some revenge against teams they've previously played in the competition.

KC ended up with one of the tougher draws in competition, getting drawn with Costa Rican side, Deportivo Saprissa and Nicaraguan team, Real Esteli.

Herediano

Esteban Ramirez Scores Jaw-Dropping Volley In Costa Rican Premier League (Video)

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By Chris Wright

CS Herediano saw off Deportivo Saprissa 3-2 in the Costa Rican Primera Division on Monday night, with this absolutely outstanding goal from winger Esteban Ramirez eventually proving the difference...

Apparently, Ramirez requested to be signed up to a "contract for life" with Herediano back in February, telling the club website:

"I feel at home here in Heredia.

Copa América 2011: los 22 de Costa Rica.

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Dando prioridad a la Copa de Oro y por orden de la Concacaf, Costa Rica se presenta en la Copa América 2011con un equipo Sub'23 reforzado con 5 jugadores mayores: los defensores Johnny Acosta (27) y Heiner Mora (27), el volante José Miguel Cubero (24) y los delanteros César Elizondo (23) y Randall Brenes (28).

Sporting Kansas City

Clearing Up CCL Advancement Possibilities for Sporting KC

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Since Sporting KC's win yesterday over Real Esteli I've seen a number of questions directed at me and on other Sporting related social media platforms trying to figure out exactly where KC stands heading into the final game of the group stage in October against Deportivo Saprissa in Costa Rica.
First let's take a look at the group standings at this time.

Sporting Climb to Top of Their Group

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A pair of goals by Toni Dovale in the second half helped Kansas City to a 3-1 win over Deportivo Saprissa that sees them take over first place in Group 2 in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Sporting came out and was the aggressor from the start, pushing the game against the Costa Ricans. Benny Feilhaber had an early opportunity on goal after a long throw in fell in front of him, but he couldn't make solid contact.

Columbus Crew

Report: Crew’s Gonzalez sold to Serie A side Palermo

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Giancarlo Gonzalez enjoyed a standout World Cup for Costa Rica, and generated plenty of transfer interest, and that interest has reportedly produced a dream room for the Columbus Crew standout.

Costa Rican outlet Al Dia is reporting that Gonzalez has been sold to Serie A side Palermo, and has signed a four-year contract.

Two Arrieta Goals Leave Union With Big Deficit at Halftime in Columbus

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Two goals late in the first half left one team smiling as it entered its locker room in Columbus, but the Philadelphia Union weren't that club.

Jairo Arrieta, formerly of Deportivo Saprissa, put the Columbus Crew ahead 1-0 in the 45th minute, after Sheanon Williams, once again starting at his unnatural left back position, and Amobi Okugo both had major gaffes defensively.

MLS Ticker: Rapids sign Brazilian, Crew acquire Arrieta and more

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The Colorado Rapids already-strong front line just got deeper and more talented.

Colorado bolstered its forward corps Thursday, signing 33-year-old Brazilian striker Luis Eduardo "Edu" Schmidt to complement a group that includes Omar Cummings, Quincy Amarikwa, Andre Akpan and Conor Casey, who is close to returning from a long-term Achilles injury.

Major League Soccer

PSP: Josue Martinez The Player To Be Named In Sebastien Le Toux Deal

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The youth movement that began during the offseason leading into the 2012 Major League Soccer regular season has caught a slight snag, as Josue Martinez will reportedly depart for New York as part of the Sebastien Le Toux deal.

Philly Soccer Page tweeted that it had been told Martinez would be the player to be named in the Le Toux deal.

Coyle cold on Le Toux? Union partner with Saprissa, Solo still doubtful, more

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Le Talk

Yesterday he's going, today he is staying. An article from sportinglife.com suggests that Le Toux "did not impress sufficiently" at Bolton. Owen Coyle is quoted in the article, "Sebastien came in for a couple of days, and to be fair to him he hadn't trained for four or five weeks.

Michael Thurk's January Transfer Prospects Limited As Union, Whitecaps Show No Interest

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The Philadelphia Union have brought in a few international players during the offseason to bolster the team's roster ahead of the 2012 MLS season, but it appears that a veteran German striker isn't in the team's plans.

Michael Thurk, who has been linked to the Union since the 2011 summer transfer window, is not on his way to MLS, especially Philadelphia or the Vancouver Whitecaps, according to reports out of Germany.

Saprissa prez confirms Union’s Martinez interest,TT praises Philly fans, more news

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Photo of Taylor Twellman at Union's 2011 home opener by Earl Gardner.

Philadelphia Union

Deportivo Saprissa president Juan Carlos Rojas has confirmed in an interview with a Costa Rican radio station that the Union has been in contact with the club about Josue Martinez, saying "I would not go into much detail but there has been interest from Philadelphia [in Martinez].

Let’s do this thing! More news.

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Union

Have you already read the PSP preview? More match previews for tonight's encounter between the Philadelphia Union and Colorado Rapids at MLSsoccer.com, the Brotherly Game, Unholy Union, Goal.com, phillyBurbs.com, DelawareOnline.com, FoxNewsLatino, the Denver Post, the LA Times and Bookmaker.

The Rest

Portland Timbers 1, Deportivo Saprissa 1: Video

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Grupos de la concachampions 2016-2017

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Se llevó a cabo el sorteo de los grupos para la Concachampions 2016-2017 en Fontainebleau Hotel de Miami Beach el pasado 30 de mayo de 2016.
Se clasificarán los primeros lugares de cada grupo y posteriormente estos mejores 8 equipos se jugarán en cuartos de final su pase a las semifinales, debemos recordar que el ganador de la Concachampions asiste en diciembre al Mundial de Clubes.

Paid Their Dues: Martinez Scores Again

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Martinez makes it two in a row, while Mondragon and Cali tear up the playoffs.

Josue Martinez scored his second goal in as many games as Deportivo Saprissa tied fourth place Cartagines. Saprissa will travel to San Isidro de El General next week to take on Perez Zeledon.

Porfirio Lopez watched Alajuelense win their fifth game in a row, as he served a yellow card suspension.

Michael Thurk Reportedly Deciding Between The Philadelphia Union, Vancouver Whitecaps And Four 2. Bundesliga Teams

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The Philadelphia Union have been linked to Michael Thurk again, this time with the team being listed as one of the German's two front runners for his services. Thurk's agent, Klaus Gerster, said that Thurk will make a decision this week, with both the Union and fellow MLS team the Vancouver Whitecaps as the forward's favored destinations.