Soccer Mexicana: Turning Futbol into Soccer
At Soccer Mexicana we have the firm belief that Mexican soccer, both at the national and club level, is high quality and highly entertaining. We also believe that borders and languages should not stand in the way of investing in this brand of soccer. Hence, Soccer Mexicana.
We aim to bring you coverage of El Tri and Liga MX in a manner worthy of the material covered. It may be ridiculous at times, but will continue to strive toward entertaining. We won't be afraid to hit hard when it's deserved, but we'll apologize profusely afterward. We won't be posting scrolling lists of sad content to drive page hits nor articles featuring wags in bikinis (probably). The end goal is quality writing about a great version of the game. Our hope is that this blog helps to translate Mexican soccer into an easily digestible, enjoyable, and all around awesome format for readers.
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I'm a Pennsylvania transplant living in Mexico City. I created Soccer Mexicana to meet my desire to read more about Mexican soccer without leaning so heavily on the woeful Google Translate. As a Cruz Azul season ticket holder, I tend to get a little negative at times, but please don't hold that against me. It just comes with the territory.
As a US citizen living in Mexico, I've found myself developing a passion for El Tri while still supporting the USMNT; it's not the conflict of interest that it's often made out to be. In addition to this site, I have also contributed to FMF State of Mind, Pancho Villa's Army, FutnSoccer, Stadium Journey, Futbol de Cafe, and Soccerly.
My parents assumed I would become a psychologist, or maybe a teacher, but never a soccer fanatic (I blame my dad). They shouldn't have let me watch the 1994 World Cup which first started my infatuation, or let me play in the youth leagues which only fed my hunger for more. Nick Hornby summarizes it best for me: "I fell in love with football [soccer] as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it."
I've lost track of all the teams, leagues, and competitions I follow but focus most of my energy on the Mexican national team, Liga MX, MLS, La Liga, and the EPL. I started writing about two years ago with my contributions to the Footandball blog and am currently running my own site, The Big Verde, where I cover the Mexican national team and Mexican players abroad.
I'm commonly known in the soccer writing community as "Ordinary Orange Fan." I am the Managing Editor of Dynamo Theory, part of the SB Nation family. Dynamo Theory offers some of the best online content for the MLS club Houston Dynamo.
Not only am I a Houston Dynamo season ticket holder, I am a "virtual" season ticket holder for the Pumas in Liga MX. I do not miss a match thanks for the wonderful invention of the TV, and have been following the Azul y Oro for years. On Dynamo Theory, I offer a weekly recap of Liga MX action in the feature "Ordinary Orange Fan Talks Mexican." Contributing to Soccer Mexicana about the Pumas is the latest in my quest to help expand English coverage of Liga MX and Mexican soccer in general.
Beware - I live life with blue and gold tinted glasses and often remind people "Como no te voy a querer" is the greatest chant ever performed. Goya, Goya!!
Born and raised in Southern California, in the biggest melting pot in the US. Devoted, passionate, intense, and big fan to the most popular team in Mexico, Chivas de Guadalajara. Although I was born and raised in the US, my heart belongs to Mexico and the Mexican National Team. However, throughout the years I've learned to embrace the US team as well, but when they face each other Mexico is above all.
A bit on the personal side, I'm a graduate from UNLV and earned a BA in political science. My passion is architecture, and I make a small dollar of it. This futbol writing is just a hobby. I love to talk sports and love to talk futbol - especially anything to do with Liga MX and El Tri.
I've lived all my life in San Diego (Which is almost Mexico) and have been enjoying Mexican soccer my entire life. I'm a die-hard Club America fan, but I have grown a soft spot for the 'local' team, Tijuana Xolos.
I published my first soccer article when I was fifteen years old for Barcelona sports newspaper Sport. The newspaper had a section for readers to share their thoughts about the beautiful game, and I gave it a shot; that is where it all began. My passion for writing in both English and Spanish about fútbol has permitted me to meet great people along the way and fall in love with the sport each day. My work has been published in Goal.com and FMF State of Mind, covering the Mexican national team. Today I am a writer for Soccerly, Inside Spanish Football, and El Diario Fénix. In 2012, I lived in Seville, Spain, and since then I have grown in my fanaticism for La Liga, but what has me in this position is my passion for fútbol mexicano. I am the producer of The Mexican Soccer Show, and I will be sharing here at Soccer Mexicana stories and anecdotes about Club America and la selección mexicana.
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