Alvaro Saborio will be captaining his nation for the Copa Centramericana, which starts today.
Real Salt Lake forward Alvaro Saborio will captain Costa Rica during the Copa Centramericana, which starts today for the nation, the club announced on The Sovereign, its official blog.
Costa Rica's first match is tonight against Belize; they also play against Nicaragua on Sunday, Guatemala on Tuesday, and could play in further matches on Jan. 25 and Jan. 27. The top five finishing teams will qualify for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
According to Real Salt Lake, Saborio will re-join the club following a Feb. 6 World Cup Qualifier against Panama.
(All times local; for MST, subtract one hour)
Friday, January 18
Guatemala vs. Nicaragua, (4 pm)
Honduras vs. El Salvador, (6 pm)
Costa Rica vs. Belize, (8 pm)
Sunday, January 20
Belize vs. Guatemala, (2 pm)
El Salvador vs. Panama, (4 pm)
Costa Rica vs. Nicaragua, (6 pm)
Tuesday, January 22
Nicaragua vs. Belize (4 pm)
Panama vs. Honduras, (6 pm)
Costa Rica vs. Guatemala, (8 pm)
Friday, January 25
Fifth place match
Third Group A vs. Third Group B, (3 p.m.)
Winner of Group B vs. Group A runner-up (5:30 pm)
Winner of Group A vs. Group B runner-up, (8 pm)
Sunday, January 27
Third Place match
Losers of semifinals (2:30 pm)
Winners of the semifinals (5 pm)