Liga Deportiva Alajuelense. Louis Philippe. St. Catherine/Saint Mathieu, Montreal, 2012

Why LGA? I asked.

“My parents are from Costa Rica.”

It was refreshing to run into someone not wearing a big European club shirt. Our conversation was short but I learned that Liga Deportiva Alajuelense is one of the most successful clubs from Costa Rica, twice the winner of the CONCACAF champions’ cup. Louis Philippe is form Montreal and studies at the Lassalle College. I didn’t ask him if he participates in the students’ protests but his shirt colors would certainly fit in well. His parents came from Costa Rica and he visits the old country a few times a year. I would too, if I could.