• Monday Jan 08, 2018

    Costa Rica int’l Umaña returns to Cartagines

    In 2017, Costa Rica international Michael Umaña (pictured) appeared in his fourth CONCACAF Gold Cup. (Photo: Mexsport)

    CARTAGO, Costa Rica – Costa Rica international Michael Umaña has returned to Cartagines, the three-time Costa Rican champion announced Monday.

    Shortly after signing with Cartagines in July, the 35-year-old defender left for Iran’s Pars Jonoubi Jam, where he scored one goal in seven games.

    Umaña’s career has taken him to numerous clubs, including Persepolis (Iran); Carmelita, Herediano, Brujas, Liberia Mia, Saprissa, Municipal Liberia and Alajuelense (all Costa Rica); LA Galaxy and Chivas USA (both USA); and Comunicaciones (Guatemala).

    With Costa Rica, Umaña has played in two FIFA World Cups (2010: 3 games/0 goals, 2014: 4/0), the 2004 Olympic Football Tournament (4/0) and four CONCACAF Gold Cups (2005, 2013, 2015, 2017). He was also a member of the squad that captured the 2013 Copa Centroamericana crown.

    Umaña also appeared in six games during the Ticos’ successful bid for a spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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