U.S. and Tico football teams meet Saturday in bowl game

Kickoff is a 1 p.m. Saturday at a stadium in Desamparados when the Costa Rican national football team meets visitors from the United States.

The opponent is the North East All*Stars, a semi-pro team from Boston, Massachusetts.

The stadium is  Cuty Monge where the American football teams frequently  play.

The event is the fourth Tropic Bowl, and a map of the stadium location is included on the game’s Web page.

Organizers are the American Football Federation of Costa Rica and Athletes Without Borders, a U.S. organization. The event also is a social one. Players of both teams will meet tonight.

During this weekend Athletes Without Borders will host a number of youth events including American football clinics and health and wellness seminars, an announcement said. The youth events are culminated with the  Junior Tropic Bowl, an exhibition game played prior to the Tropic Bowl.

General admission to the game is free.

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