The Gringo Who Saved Costa Rica’s Champions | American Fútbol: Episode 2


In Costa Rican football, C.S. Herediano are overshadowed by rivals Saprissa & Alajuelense. But not in 2016. Herediano are the current champions of Costa Rican soccer. And it’s hard to believe that in 2012, ‘El Team’ were on the brink of collapse. But then came David Patey.

Episode 2, the American Fútbol guys meet the American businessman who saved one of Costa Rica’s most beloved soccer clubs, and experience the pura vida lifestyle that has gringos like Patey calling themselves Ticos.

Soccer culture and the game itself are energetic, vibrant, and exciting. At the heart of this are the fans. Today’s fans have the opportunity to define the culture and identify of the future of the sport. KICK is pushing the soccer agenda at home and abroad through daily content and editorial that celebrates and empowers fans of the beautiful game.

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