• Thursday Nov 23, 2017

    Herediano makes history in Costa Rica

    Action from the Costa Rican Quadrangular match between Herediano and visiting Leon (green jersey) on May 14, 2017, which launched the Florenses' 25-match unbeaten streak. (Photo: Imagenes en Costa Rica)

    ALAJUELA, Costa Rica – Herediano completed regular-season play in the 2017 Costa Rican Invierno on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over host Carmelita on Luis Landin’s 59th-minute goal and, in the process, set two records.

    The first-place Florenses went unbeaten in 22 games (16W-6D-0L), breaking the mark of 21 set by Saprissa in 2003.

    They also established a new standard for points in a short tournament, finishing with 54, edging Alajuelense’s 53 in the 2014 Invierno.

    Defending-champion Herediano, which opens the six-game Quadrangular at fourth-seeded Perez Zeledon on Sunday, has not lost since it dropped a 1-0 decision to Saprissa on May 10, 2017 – a stretch of 25 matches overall.

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