David Guzman came to prominence as part of the Costa Rica side that finished in fourth place at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009. An all-round midfielder, he is a battle-hardened and intelligent player who is tough in the tackle and frequently well-positioned to make interceptions. Guzman also poses a threat going forward when latching onto second balls, and is a talented set-piece specialist.
He made himself indispensible to Los Ticos during the hexagonal qualifying phase, which coincided with his move to MLS in the United States. Guzman took to the field in eight of his country's ten matches and developed into a vital component of Oscar Ramirez's team alongside Celso Borges in central midfield. He arrives at his first FIFA World Cup™ fully recovered from a knee injury sustained during the March friendlies and will be jostling for a place in the starting line-up.