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Costa Rican defender on Atlanta United’s radar

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Francisco Calvo could be leaving Saprissa

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Francisco Calvo, a 24-year-old defender with Saprissa and the Costa Rican national team, is on the radar of Atlanta United.

Calvo can play both left back and center back and has nearly 200 games as a professional in Costa Rica, along with a short stint at FC Nordsjaelland in Denmark. His agent, Joaquim Batica, has been trying to find a new club for Calvo. A return to Europe is not ruled out, but the Los Angeles Galaxy and Atlanta United have shown an interest in the player.

Saprissa is in the midst of the playoffs in Costa Rica, which is conducted as a round robin between the top four teams in the split season format. They host rivals Alajuelense in their second match of the playoffs on Thursday.

Other Saprissa players could be headed to MLS according to La Nación. Daniel Colindres is linked to Minnesota, David Guzman is linked to Vancouver, Marvin Angulo has sparked interest from Portland and Chicago.