VIDEO: ¡Ask a Mexican! on Why Mexicans in the U.S. Root for Mexico's Soccer Team

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The eternal Mexican love for Mexico's soccer team, even when they're three generations into assimilation in the United States, makes gabachos even crazier than they usually are. Back in 2002, I wrote an op-ed about the subject for Pacific News Service, and the question inevitably floods my inbox every time the FIFA World Cup is staged. And since it's 2014 and the World Cup starts next week, here you go.

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It's insulting to this countries residents. If the US gives you hope, opportunity and feeds your children (how many times do we hear 'if your children were hungry you'd come here illegally too')….you need to show respect to the USA and root for the American team. THIS COUNTRY GIVES YOUR CHILDREN HOPE. Show some respect. If it means you have to cut the it. 


hey let the mexicans root for their soccer team.. god knows they have nothing else to look forward to in their barrios.. now get back to work and unplug my toilet jose.. lol


Gus no seas guey. It's clear you don't know sports, so spare us your sports takes. Stick to what you know best: analyzing Mexicanos & hatin' on Rick Bayless.


Well rooting for Mexico's futbol team makes TONS more sense than waving the Mexican flag at an immigration reform rally at least. Anybody who has spent a couple minutes in real Mexico knows how deep rooted that sport is in their culture.


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@GUS_IN_A_BUNNY_SUIT I'm not insulted. The more fans the better. Good for the sport. Good for page clicks. [But you had better not show up to Anaheim Stadium with a yankees (spits to cleanse the mouth) cap.]

GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@TheRefriedMexican More than you, son? I'm sure you're one of those fresas who all of a sudden started rooting for Spain in 2010...HA!

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