The Third annual Tropic Bowl ended with the national selection team losing decisively to the New England All Stars. The month of May has been a bad month for Costa Rica football. Early this month the Santa Anna Bulldogs were crushed by an American team from Chicago, 68-6. It appears that Costa Rica football although making progress, is not yet at the level of development to compete with teams from the United States.
The New England All Stars got off to an early lead Saturday and never looked back. Their fast-paced offense and speed was too much for the Costa Rica players to overcome. The national selection team had no answers defensively for the juggernaut offense of the All Stars. By the end of the first quarter the All Stars led 12-0.
The All Stars continued to pound a relentless ground game and won the game by a final score of 36-6. Nevertheless it was an interesting day of American football in Desamparados as there was a free clinic for children and an exhibition scrimmage between two minor league teams prior to the kickoff of the Tropic Bowl. The fans that attended seemed to enjoy the event.