Even though the clubs are separated by more than 3000 miles, the players of Deportivo Saprissa and MNUFC are closer than you think.
- Francisco Calvo played for Saprissa from 2015 to 2016. He made 71 competitive appearances for “La S,” scoring 13 goals and providing one assist.
- Minnesota United’s Johan Venegas is currently on loan to Saprissa. He has scored five times in 27 appearances en route to a Clausura title in the Liga FPD.
- Juan Gabriel Guzman, Michael Barrantes, Walter Cortes and Calvo are natives of San Jose, Costa Rica.
- Jaikel Medina, Jaylon Hadden and Venegas are natives of Limon, Costa Rica.
- Guzman and Venegas played together for Alajuelense from 2013 through 2015.
- Ricardo Blanco and Calvo were teammates in 2014 and 2015 on C.S. Herediano.
- Luis Stewart Perez was joined by Calvo on Perez Zeledon in 2012.