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ESPN Deportes Televises Live Soccer from Costa Rica


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Live soccer has returned to ESPN Deportes as Costa Rica’s first division becomes the first soccer league in the Americas to start playing following the break in play due to COVID-19.

ESPN Deportes broadcast live coverage of Deportivo Saprissa vs. Herediano in the first of four remaining home matches for Saprissa on Wednesday, as the team battles for a spot in the playoffs.

With seven of the 22 rounds of regular season matches still to be played across the league between May 20 and June 10, Liga FPD powerhouse Deportivo Saprissa sits atop the standings with four points ahead of bitter rival Liga Deportiva Alajuelense.

ESPN Deportes’ Fernando Palomo and Kenneth Garay (play-by-play), alongside Barak Fever and Andrés Agulla (analysis), will provide commentary remotely from their home studios.

Saprissa and Herediano have met in “Clásico del Buen Fútbol” for 292 times – one of a three-team rivalry in Costa Rican football that includes LD Alajuelense. Saprissa holds the edge over Herediano with 115 wins, 79 losses and 98 ties. Deportivo Saprissa made its debut in first division soccer in Costa Rica in 1949.

DateTime (ET)MatchupPlatform
Wed. May 2710:00 PMDeportivo Saprissa vs Limón F.C.ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
Wed., June 310:00 PMDeportivo Saprissa vs A.D.R. JicaralESPN Deportes, ESPN App
Su. June 78:00 PMDeportivo Saprissa vs Municipal GreciaESPN DeportesESPN App
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