New seasons of the First Division Apertura Tournaments for Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras can currently be seen on CentroAméricaTV.
In the 113th edition of Costa Rica’s First Division Apertura tournament, viewers can follow the fierce rivalry between Costa Rica’s 12 professional male soccer teams as they face off once again in search of their shot at success and glory. The competition is always intense, particularly between The Big Three, the nickname for the country’s most successful sports clubs: Deportivo Saprissa, Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, and Club Sport Herediano.
As in previous seasons, the El Salvador First Division league will also consist of the country’s top 12 teams. This year, the 12 spots will include newcomers El Vencedor, who will be playing in the country’s top division for the first time in the club’s history, after their riveting defeat of San Pablo Tachico, the 2019 Clausura Tournament champions.
In Honduras, where 10 teams will be competing throughout the season, the tournament will follow a new format which harkens back to the First Division tournaments from the 1990s. In this configuration, each club plays the others twice for a total of 18 games. The semifinals and finals will consist of 2 games each, one at home and one away.
“Soccer is a huge part of the Central American cultural heritage, and we’re proud to be the official home of the First Division soccer leagues of El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica,” said Francisco Gimenez, senior vice president and general manager of cable channels for Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., the network’s parent company. “The rivalries, the underdogs, the dedication, the competition – soccer is undeniably full of passion, and this season promises more of the non-stop excitement our viewers crave.”