I am always reading numerous articles on the sport of football. It seems when you leave the realm of Latin American media, the recognition of Mexican youngsters is nonexistent. Not too long after the Olympics, I read an article on BleacherReport about top up and coming footballers under 21. The list included many great names…but not a single Mexican. I find this very strange considering Mexico has a slew of really sought after prospects from the U-17 to the Olympic squad. Diego Reyes has been a hot topic for some Portugese teams. His Olympic peer, Jorge Enriquez, has been creating much buzz ever since his Bronze ball award at the 2011 U-20 World cup.
It isn’t just BleacherReport either, but many publications. Before the Olympics, not even a single Mexican was mentioned for top scorer of the competition. All while Marco Fabian scored 7 goals at the Toulon tournament. I believe he was worthy of some attention heading into London 2012. In a recent Four Four Two issue (a magazine I read regularly and subscribe to), there is another article on young prospects on the brink of greatness. Again, much to my chagrin, no Mexicans.
Do not get me wrong, the players the articles are mentioning are worthy of their recognition. However, with a recent 2011 U-17 World cup title, 3rd at the 2011 U-20 World cup, 2011 Pan-American champions, and 2012 Olympic Gold, I can’t help but wonder…where is the love?
So, El Tri fans, what do you think? Answer the poll, and do not be afraid to discuss. Let’s hear your thoughts!