Philadelphia Union arrive to Costa Rica for Concacaf Champions Cup play against Deportivo Saprissa


After over a month of preparation split between Florida and Chester, Philadelphia Union’s 2024 preseason has come to a close.

On Saturday night, shortly after finishing up their final training session at Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex in Clearwater, the team boarded a flight to San José, Costa Rica where they’ll play the first of two matches against Deportivo Saprissa in Concacaf Champions Cup.

Head Coach Jim Curtin didn't waste any time upon arrival -- the squad was right back to training on Sunday morning for their first session abroad at Proyecto Goal, the Costa Rican National Team's facility. With the Escazú mountains on the horizon, the group shook out their travel legs and got to work in anticipation for their first game action of the season.

"It's been a positive preseason, but it's really good now to get a chance to play a real game. It ramps up, it gets for real, but again, I think the boys are ready," Andre Blake said.

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