I grew up watching FIFA World Cups, Mexican soccer leagues, and the NFL. I consider myself a rare breed because I love soccer and football. Both sports are rooted within me.
As a Hispanic, Latino, Mexican-American (or whatever is politically correct), I can see both sides of these two sports, who happen to be on opposite ends of the sports spectrum.
Since 2010, I have functioned as a sports reporter, whose coverage includes football, soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, cross country, track & field, wrestling, golf, rugby, swimming, tennis, at the high school, collegiate, and professional level. I have also been blessed to do sports broadcasting as a play-by-play man and commentator for soccer, football, basketball and indoor soccer in both English and Spanish.
My articles have been featured on RGVSports.com, The Monitor newspaper, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Panamerican, Brownsville Herald, Valley Morning Star, El Mañana, Televisa Deportes and ESPN High school.
Now I look to contribute here on Bleacher Report. I'm not a poet, just a guy with perspective in life that enjoys sports. Love your life, like your sports.
My goal is to cover a FIFA World Cup... hopefully in 2014.
A list of athletes I've interviewed:
Robert Horry (7-time NBA champion)
Ricky Berens (2-time US Olympic gold medalist swimmer)
Ken Shamrock (UFC Hall of famer and former wrestler)
Tony Phillips (1989 World Series winner with Oakland Atheltics)
Omar Figueroa Jr (Golden Boy productions boxer)
Current and former soccer players/coaches:
Aldo de Nigris, Francisco Fonseca, Oswaldo Sanchez, Miguel Herrera, Cesar Delgado, Victor Manuel Vicetich, Ricardo Pelaez, David Oteo, Gary Hamilton.
Thanks for the kind words, Alex. I've actually gotten used to using the word "soccer" since I started covering MLS. I've actually learned to embrace the subtle intricacies that make American soccer what it is, except for the commentating. I agree with you on that 100 percent. Nothing like listening to the broadcast in Spanish. My personal favorite has always been Fernando Palomo. I still get the chills when I listen to him call that goal Aguero scored in the Man City match against QPR last year.
I hope you continue to enjoy my articles and I'll look you up on twitter. Thanks.
How do I add my last name? Apparently Bleacher Report thinks I'm Prince