The Portland Timbers are changing things up for preseason this year.Along with spending time in Portland and traveling to Tucson, Arizona for preseason training camp, the Timbers will train and play preseason games in San José, Costa Rica.Portland is set to begin preseason training on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Portland. The club will remain in Portland for a week before departing for Costa Rica on Jan. 30. The Timbers will spend 11 days in Costa Rica training at Complejo Deportivo Fedefutbol Plycem, the home of the Costa Rica Football Federation.While in Costa Rica, the Timbers will face Deportivo Saprissa on Monday, Feb. 4 and C.S. Herediano on Thursday, Feb. 7.The Timbers will then travel to Tucson for the Mobile Mini Sun Cup. They will train in Tucson from Feb. 11-23. The club will play four games in Tucson, taking on Cascadia rival Seattle Sounders on Wednesday, Feb. 13, the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, Feb. 16, USL side Phoenix Rising FC on Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Real Salt Lake … [Read more...] about Portland Timbers to travel to Costa Rica, Tucson for 2019 preseason training camp
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Most days, the beaches looked pristine. Pam LeBlanc/American-Statesman I’m trying to break up with single-use plastic. You should too. Last month, on the first day of a surf camp I attended in southern Costa Rica, I woke up early and walked across the street, only to discover a sort of confetti stretching for miles down the beach. Pulverized bits of plastic – red, blue, yellow and white chips the size of your smallest fingernail – covered the the sand in swirls. Waves had washed the chips up with the surf, leaving behind a kind of litter mosaic. RELATED: Can you stand the sand? Try camping on the beach I love the “Take 3 for the Sea” movement that encourages surfers – and anyone, really – to pick up three pieces of trash every time they go to the ocean. But the fragments on the Costa Rican beach that day were far too numerous and far too tiny to easily cart away.One day, pulverized bits of plastic washed up all over the beach where I stayed in … [Read more...] about A litter-covered beach in Costa Rica is making me break up with single-use plastic
MOSCOW (AP) — Costa Rica and Panama were overwhelmed at the World Cup, both going two and out. What does that say about the United States, which didn't even make it to soccer's showcase? "It's an extra twist of the knife," said former U.S. forward Taylor Twellman, now ESPN's lead soccer analyst. "It's another reminder that the failure to qualify is an absolute debacle." Beaten 3-0 by Belgium in its opener, Panama gave up five goals in the first half Sunday in a 6-1 loss to England. Costa Rica was defeated 1-0 by Serbia and 2-0 by Brazil. Mexico is in good position to advance to the round of 16 after victories over defending champion Germany and South Korea. While the North and Central American and Caribbean region had three nations in the knockout rounds four years ago, this will be CONCACAF's first World Cup since 2006 with fewer than two. "Mexico is a good, solid team. So is Costa Rica. Panama is an inferior team in the competition," former U.S. coach Bruce Arena said. "I feel … [Read more...] about What do Costa Rica, Panama early exits say about US soccer?
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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — After reaching the quarterfinals at the World Cup four years ago, Costa Rica has high standards to match in Russia. The Central American nation, with a population of just under 5 million people, won a group in Brazil that included England, Italy and Uruguay and only lost to the Netherlands in a penalty shootout. This time, on its fifth appearance at a World Cup, Costa Rica will be taking on five-time champion Brazil in Group E, a team they also played in the group stage in the 1990 and the 2002 editions of the tournament. Here's a closer look at the Costa Rica team: COACH Costa Rica's qualifying path to Russia was riddled with doubts when coach Paulo Wanchope resigned after being involved in a fight at an under-23 game. Former midfielder Oscar Ramirez took over, keeping the same base of players from the 2014 World Cup, even those that did not enjoy regular playing time in Europe. Ramirez's main challenge will be finding a way to fit new players into this … [Read more...] about WORLD CUP: Costa Rica lifted expectations with run to last 8