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Saborio to captain Costa Rica during Copa Centramericana

Alvaro Saborio will be captaining his nation for the Copa Centramericana, which starts today.

Mike Stobe

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)