Freelance journalist Michael Miller, based in Mexico City, wrote a piece for Newsweek about the U.S.-Mexico soccer rivalry that includes a couple of quotes from yours truly.
‘Perhaps the final straw for many Mexicans is that despite closing its borders, the U.S. is more eager than ever to scout for transnational talent. Two of the American team’s most exciting players—Hércules Gómez and José Torres—are Mexican-American. “These types of players used to fall through the cracks in the U.S. but not anymore,” said Steve Wilson, author of The Boys From Little Mexico, a new book about a Latino boys team in Oregon.
‘“We tend to draw black and white lines in terms of people being fans of Mexico or America, but it isn’t like that at all,” said Wilson of the immigrants he followed for his book. “Although most of the guys heavily favor Mexico, if Mexico gets knocked out of the World Cup, the U.S. is going to be their next favorite.”’