News broke on Sunday that Los Angeles Football Club head coach Bob Bradley was spotted at a Saprissa vs. Alajuelense match this weekend in Costa Rica, which Saprissa won 2-0. There was photographic evidence and everything:
According to an LAFC spokesperson, Bradley, LAFC GM John Thorrington and other members of the club's technical staff have been "scouting extensively" in recent weeks, taking several international trips to Central and South America and Europe.
In addition, one of the other people shown in the above photograph is former Kansas City Wizards and D.C. United midfielder Kurt Morsink, who is now one of the primary agents for Costa Rican players in MLS.
The Costa Rican website Yashin Quezada reported on Monday that Morsink spoke to them, noting that six MLS teams are currently scouting in Costa Rica. Morsink also dropped the names of two players he represents who could presumably be on the move to MLS in the winter, Saprissa defender Julio Cascante and Saprissa midfielder Ulises Segura. Both players are 24 and have been capped by Costa Rica.
So, it’s obviously little surprise to see LAFC personnel scouting at this time of year, considering the winter transfer window will be the busiest one the expansion team ever participates in. We’ll see if this particular trip leads to any signings out of Costa Rica. Stay tuned.
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