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PHOTO: Raquel Rodríguez makes NWSL debut in Sky Blue’s 2-1 win

Costa Rican national soccer star Raquel Rodríguez helped New Jersey's Sky Blue FC win 2-1 over the Seattle Reign in her National Women's Soccer League debut Sunday.

Rising soccer star Gloriana Villalobos: ‘Boys don’t like it when a girl is better’

"I tried to behave like a boy on the field: I had to bump into them and knew that the boys I played against would not feel pity towards me." Gloriana Villobos talks to The Tico Times about her rise to Costa Rican soccer stardom.

Costa Rica women’s Olympic hopes dashed in 3-1 loss to Canada

The Costa Rican women's football team fell one win short of reaching the Olympics for the first time in its history with a 3-1 loss to Canada Friday.

Costa Rica women’s football team buried by US 5-0 in Olympic qualifying opener

Las Ticas gave up a goal in the first 12 seconds of the match against the World Champion team. It was downhill from there.

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Brazil’s only goal is enough to eliminate Costa Rica

Costa Rica was close, they tried hard, but their efforts fell short as a late goal by Brazil’s Raquel Fernandes just seven minutes to the end stopped short the Women's National Team’s dream of advancing to the round of 16 on its first participation in a FIFA World Cup.

Costa Rica women’s soccer team headed to World Cup for first time

Las Ticas face tough odds in Canada. But Costa Rica seems to have made a national habit of shocking the world.
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The History and Meaning Behind Costa Rica’s Lantern Parade

Every September 14th, on the eve of Independence Day, most towns and cities of Costa Rica celebrate the traditional lantern parade. Driven by educational...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Common House Gecko

They’re behind your clock. They’re in your curtains. They’re laying eggs in your knickknacks. They’re your constant housemates, so we might as well learn...

Empanadas in Costa Rica are as Easy as 1,2,3,4

All over Latin America, empanadas (turnovers) are eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. They vary in taste according to the ingredients used...

Costa Rica Independence Day meal with a side of history

TASTE OF THE TROPICS: How to make Chorreadas with Palmito Cheese and Guacamango