This kid didn't pass through Academy and give us a chance to make up stupid thread titles (although maybe he belongs there - this one is a little fuzzy) but former Furman star midfielder, Noah Teplitzky, is the only American in the First Division of Costa Rican football. Congrats to former Paladin Noah Teplitzky who signed with Costa Rican 1st Division side @MUNICIPALPZ! pic.twitter.com/gVsWakQkNV— Furman Men's Soccer (@FurmanSoccer) September 19, 2016 He made his debut on 2 Oct playing 45 minutes of a 1 - 1 draw with Santos DG. These have been his only minutes since joining the team in mid September but he has been on the bench in two other fixtures. In the first of these, a 2 - 2 draw with Herediano, the latter petitioned UNAFUT to restore their lost two points claiming that "Noha" Lucien Teplitzky, an American, was on the bench without a work permit. PZ countered that since he was a "high performance" player (Alto Rendimiento - perhaps one of our Ticos can explain this category better), he did not need a work permit. "'este muchacho es del Alto Rendimiento y por eso no tiene ninguna relación contractual ni económica con el club. No es un jugador profesional, no necesita permiso de trabajo o tener relación contractual onerosa. Eso ya está discutido, fue inscrito en la Unafut y no existen normas en el reglamento que diga que tiene que tener ese permiso', explicó Artavia." "'this kid is High Performance and doesn't have any contractual nor economic relationship with the club. He is not a professional player, he doesn't need a work permit or to have an onerous contractual relationship. This has already been discussed, he was enrolled in UNAFUT and there is nothing in the rules to suggest that he needs to have this permit,' explained Artavia." http://www.nacion.com/deportes/futb...itaria-puntos-Perez-Zeledon_0_1586441407.html Herediano subsequently lost their appeal and Noah went on to a glorious 45 minutes and (we hope) many more to come. Here is link to the club's official announcement: http://www.municipalpz.net/blog/comunicado-jugador-alto-rendimiento-noah-teplitzky/ His club photo: And the apparent reason he shaved his head: Okay, I can't end this without, at least, making a stab at it: "Noah's Arc(tico): Teplitzky in Costa Rica"