Club Deportivo Saprissa
Saprissa is making its sixth appearance in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League after capturing the 2015 Costa Rican Invierno championship. A year ago, the Monstruo Morado finished second in Group A behind Santos. The three-time CONCACAF club champion’s best Champions League finish came in 2010/11, when it defeated Olimpia in the quarterfinals (agg: 3-1), before falling in the semifinals to Real Salt Lake (agg: 3-2). In the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup, Saprissa posted a 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad in the match for third place. Defender Francisco Calvo was named to Costa Rica’s 23-man roster for the Copa America Centenario, while goalkeeper Jaime Penedo is on Panama’s squad.