Panama international Adolfo Machado (pictured) has played more than 100 matches for Costa Rica's Saprissa. (Photo: Mexsport)
LIBERIA, Costa Rica – Saprissa captain Adolfo Machado returned to training Tuesday, two weeks after his Panama side was eliminated from the Copa America Centenario.
The 31-year-old enjoyed a brief vacation after playing every minute of the Canaleros’ three games at the 100th anniversary edition of the South American championship.
"I come well from a tournament,” said Machado. “There was no rest. In a week, not much was lost doing anything separately.”
Saprissa is conducting a preseason camp in Liberia, where three new signings – Rolando Blackburn, Jaikel Medina and Anllel Porras – were already acclimating to their new surroundings. Blackburn, who joined the Monstruo Morado from Guatemala’s Comunicaciones, is also Panamanian.
"The players who've arrived come to contribute,” Machado finished. "They have a good level. They are going to assist a lot for the domestic tournament and the [Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League].”
Saprissa will open in its 2016/17 SCCL campaign at home against Dragon on August 18.