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Damian Rivera Working to Represent Costa Rica Internationally
The 20-year-old is currently in the country filling out paperwork to make the change official.
Damian Rivera made an unexpected trip to Costa Rica on Tuesday. The 20-year-old midfielder highlighted his trip on social media as he posted a boomerang on his Instagram story standing outside a building with a flagpole flying the Costa Rician flag.
Journalist Kevin Jiménez took to his Twitter account to report that the New England Revolution Homegrown was in the country to file paperwork to start the process of becoming eligible to play for the Caribbean nation’s national team. The Costa Rican National Team ranked 39th in FIFA’s latest world ranking.
Rivera has appeared for the United States internationally as he made two appearances with the U.S. Under-17 squad in 2019 under former Chicago Fire Head Coach Raphael Wicky.
Rivera has made three appearances with the first team this season, where he’s clocked 80 minutes of action. Rivera has also seen time with Revolution II, where he notched three goals and two assists over 341 minutes.