Category Archives: Latino sports

futbolistas without borders

LA Times sports reporter Kevin Baxter recently published an article on Mexican American female players going south of the border to play for Mexico’s national team. This article is a follow-up to a previous article (“Athletes without borders” April 1, … Continue reading

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La Raza Tennis Association

Despite the increasing number of Spaniard and Latin American players in professional tennis there are no U.S.-born or raised Latinos or Latinas in U.S. tennis. Finding and developing young Latino and Latina tennis players has been a big challenge for … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Aztecs

The Los Angeles Aztecs was a pro soccer team founded in 1974 by a real estate millionaire, Dr. Jack Gregory, as the newest expansion team of the North American Soccer League (NASL). In 1968 the NASL was the largest professional … Continue reading

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Soccer Fields are Not Just for Playing

Here is another great example of how one can use sports as an organizing tool. In a recent  Los Angeles Times article, Raul Macias, organized a soccer league but when he could not find soccer fields he entered the realm … Continue reading

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Mexican Seattle

I was wondering why some of my Latino/a students were absent from class on Wednesday. Now I know why? They attended the Mexico v.s. China soccer match in Seattle. According to the Seattle Times there were 56,415 fans at Qwest Field cheering on their … Continue reading

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Los Democratas Soccer Team

The Nevada Democratic Party figured out how best to capture the Latino vote–organize a soccer team. This blue-jerseyed team was named “Los Democratas” and joined the Las Vegas Valley amateur soccer league in August 2007 well before the January 19th caucus primary. Democratic Party bilingual … Continue reading

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