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Alvaro Saborio

34-Year-Old Forward     D.C. United  MLS


Costa Rica

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Not Injury Related    EST. RETURN:  6/18/2016
Birthdate:  March 25, 1982    Birthplace:  San Carlos, Costa Rica
Nationality:  Costa Rica    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  170 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Alvaro Saborio Contract Information:

Signed a contract extension with D.C. United in November of 2015.

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May 24, 2016    Alvaro Saborio News

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Saborio joined up with the Costa Rican national team on Friday in preparation of Copa America.

Saborio, who has been getting starts of late in place of Fabian Espdinola, will miss at least two MLS games, with the earliest return coming June 18 against Houston if Costa Rica fails to advance out of the group stage.

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Alvaro Saborio: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 24, 2016

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Saborio scored a goal, and earned an assist in Saturday’s 3-0 win over New England.

Saborio was a factor in both late goals to guarantee the win for D.C., after coming off the bench in the 44th minute. Saborio assisted on the second goal for D.C. and scored the final goal to put the game out of reach. Even with three goals on the season Saborio’s fantasy value is limited with him coming of the bench.

April 10, 2016

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Saborio scored two late goals in the 4-0 victory over Vancouver on Saturday.

Saborio subbed off Fabian Espindola, who also scored two goals in the match, in the 79th minute. He netted his two goals on three shots, scoring late in the 88th and 90th minutes. He's been used as a substitute in three matches this season and these were his first goals of the season.

March 21, 2016

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Saborio will not play Saturday against FC Dallas, as he will be away on international duty with Costa Rica.

Saborio has found playing time a bit hard to come by early this season, so his absence isn't likely to make a significant dent in D.C.'s plans. That being said, he's expected to return for their April 2 match against San Jose.

November 20, 2015

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Saborio signed a contract extension on Tuesday to remain in D.C., with the details of the contract being undisclosed.

Saborio, who is 33, scored four goals in 15 appearances after arriving at the club, which gave him 27 total regular season appearances for both United and Real Salt Lake last year. He's eighth all time in scoring among active MLS players, with 67 goals and 13 assists in 139 appearances over his six seasons.

August 15, 2015

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Saborio scored United's lone goal Thursday against NYC FC after taking three shots on goal.

Saborio has fared well since joining D.C. as he now has taken eight shots on goal in the past four games, resulting in two goals. Additionally, the current absence of Fabian Espindola (knee) hasn't really affected Saborio's production, and the impending return of Espindola won't likely change much either which allows for Saborio to be used across all formats rather routinely.

July 26, 2015

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Saborio is in the starting XI for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

Saborio will be making his D.C. United debut Sunday after being dealt from Real Salt Lake over a week ago in exchange for Luis Silva. The veteran is likely on tap to start every week moving forward, as head coach Ben Olsen looks to utilize Saborio, Chris Rolfe, and Fabian Espindola in the same formation.

July 23, 2015

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D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen said Saborio is "in the mix" to play Sunday against Philadelphia, MLSSoccer.com reports.

Saborio had been away with Costa Rica for the Gold Cup, but trained with D.C. United on Tuesday for his first action with the club since being traded from Real Salt Lake. Saborio is RSL's all-time leading goal scorer and is expected to be the prototypical No. 9 for United.