Monday, December 26, 2011

Puebla Is US Soccer South

Eddie Johnson joins DeMarcus Beasley in Puebla. Hérculez Gómez also enjoyed a successful stint there in 2010, though he is suiting up for Santos in the coming Clausura. That brings the total of Americans without Mexican roots in the Mexican league to at least three: Beasley, Johnson, and Jonathan Bornstein. And as far as the Mexican-Americans, aside from Gómez, there are José Francisco Torres, Michael Orozco, Homie Castillo, and I imagine there are a few more, but I can't think of any offhand. For the sake of both the US players and the Mexican league (or at least my interest in it), it'd be nice to see those numbers grow.


Anonymous said...

We've got a trio of mex/us/+ players in TJ: Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo and Greg Garza. Just in case you want to add to your list.

pc said...

Thanks for the comment...forgot about Garza, and Edgar was always called Homie in Torreon. Corona I confess I don't know of.