FC Cincinnati and Costa Rica international star, Kendall Waston, 31, firmly anticipates Los Ticos’ prospects at this summer’s much-anticipated 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup hosted in the United States, Costa Rica and Jamaica. Costa Rica, who featured at FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 last summer, were eliminated in the group stages of the tournament after finishing bottom of Group E under Gustavo Matosas.
However, two summers ago at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Costa Rica reached the semi-finals and eventually lost to the United States courtesy of goals from Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey.
Waston, who has won 32 senior international caps for Costa Rica, joined inaugural MLS club FC Cincinnati from Vancouver Whitecaps in December 2018, ending an otherwise memorable four-year tenure with the Canadian club. During Waston’s successful time at Vancouver Whitecaps, the Costa Rican star was named in the MLS All-Star Game (2016), whilst also being named in the MLS Best XI on two separate occasions (2015, 2017). The powerful 6″5 Costa Rican defender was additionally named as Player of the Year twice (2015, 2017) during his stay with the Vancouver Whitecaps.