One of the great ambassadors of Costa Rica is Keylor Navas. The world knows him as the starting goalkeeper for Real Madrid CF. While his jersey hangs in stores globally, he has also become a national icon here on the Costa Rican national squad.
We have had a tough week here. The country has suffered damage, which the fortunate will recover from. Hundreds of thousands are still without water and power, and the countries infrastructure has suffered significant damage.
Tonight at 6PM EST the Costa Rican National Team will play Honduras. If all goes well, we qualify for the World Cup. In Brazil, Keylor only let in two goals in five matches and took Costa Rica to the quarter-finals for the first time in our history. Qualifying again would be a significant achievement. Something that would really rally the spirits of everyone trying to put the pieces back together.
Keylor and the players have been upfront that this may not be the best time for football. They are right, but around town this morning our team of employees could not be more anxious about the game. We will spend the day and night continuing to clean, repair, and help…but for ninety minutes, take a much needed break to support our squad.