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American Fútbol: How a gringo saved Costa Rica's champions

KICK's American Fútbol series ahead of the Copa America Centenario continues with episode 2 in Costa Rica, where an American helped turned a local team into a champion.

In Costa Rican soccer, Herediano is overshadowed by rivals Saprissa and Alajuelense.  But not in 2016.  Herediano are the current champions of Costa Rican football.  And it's hard to believe that in 2012, "El Team" were on the brink of collapse.  But then came David Patey.  In Episode 2 of KICK's series, the American Fútbol guys meet the American businessman who saved one of Costa Rica's most beloved football clubs, and experience the "Pura Vida" lifestyle that has gringos like Patey calling themselves Ticos.


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