Porfirio Lopez captained Alajuelense to the victory in the Costa Rican Apertura Final on Sunday. The final failed to produce any goals after 210 minutes of play, but LDA came away with the victory after defeating David Myrie and Herediano 5-3 in penalty kicks. Alajuelense have now qualified for the 2014-14 CONCACAF Champions' League. The consensus is that Porfirio was the player of the tournament, and he can be seen lifting the trophy here. Lopez's contract is up at the end of the year, so it will be interesting to see where he ends up. Alajuelense are trying to resign him, but if he opts to leave, it won't be hard for the rock of the best defense in Costa Rica to find work.
Kai Herdling played the last 30 minutes of Hoffenheim's 1-0 loss to Eintracht Braunschweig, and picked up a yellow card in the 78th minute. Halfway through the season, whoscored.com considers Herdling to be the club's 12th best player, placing him above Sven Schipplock and Fabian Johnson, the two guys that have been competing with Herdling for minutes.
Joe Tait wasn't on the bench for Gateshead's 4-2 defeat to second place Luton Town. The Heed are now in tenth place.
Our friends over at The Goat Parade have reflected on Gabriel Farfan's season.