Damian Rivera Completes Move to Costa Rican National Team
The 20-year-old is slated to make his Costa Rican international debut later this month.
Damian Rivera has officially completed the process to appear for the Costa Rican National Team. Fans will remember the Revolution Homegrown traveled to Costa Rica to begin the paperwork to make the transition official earlier this month.
Now that the process is complete, it looks as if the 20-year-old midfielder could soon make his Costa Rica debut. Sources close to Rivera confirmed to ESPN’s Keish Gomez Munoz that the Revs Homegrown has a Costa Rican passport and will travel to Central America within the next week to begin training with the squad as they prepare to travel to France to participate in the 2023 Maurice Revello Tournament.
Gomez Munoz dove deeper into Rivera’s relationship with the Costa Rican National Team. According to Munoz, Rivera had the opportunity to meet with head coach Luis Fernando Suárez, assistant coach Douglas Sequeira, and sporting director Claudio Vivas.
When talking in the past to ESPN about representing Costa Rica, Rivera said, "I'm very happy to come here not only for soccer, but to be with my family, it's very nice to see them, it's different to be in Costa Rica and I'm very happy to be here.”
The midfielder may miss a handful of games as the Revs will play five games from now until the Maurice Revello Tournament’s finale on June 18th.