Ulises Segura - Costa Rica - Takes a shot vs. Panama - 2017 Gold Cup


It seems more talent is traveling the well-trodden path from Costa Rica to MLS this winter, with multiple reports stating that Ticos attacker Ulises Segura is set to move from Saprissa to D.C. United and Black-and-Red general manager Dave Kasper confirming to the Washington Post on Wednesday that a deal is near.

A 24-year-old Costa Rican international capable of working out wide or in central midfield, Segura scored five goals in the 2017 Apertura season, which concludes with the championship final between Herediano and Perez Zeledon on Saturday. He holds six national team caps to date and looks to be a candidate for inclusion on next summer’s World Cup squad.

Segura was originally reported to be moving north by Costa Rican journalist Yashin Quesada, followed up by subsequent reporting in both the Tico and US media, and on Wednesday Saprissa officially announced his departure for MLS alongside the exits of two teammates, one of whom is reportedly headed to the Portland Timbers: