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Uruguay…I knew you would…

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2010 at 12:07 am

I work in a predominantly Latino neighborhood, and I can’t tell you how many times these past couple weeks I have had to make a case for my parents’ homeland. Mexico, they said (though most people knew that wasn’t going to happen.) Then it was all Brazil (lots of Mexicans and Central Americans) seem to love Brazil almost as much as their own countries’ teams. People in the know. People who love the sport–they talk about Brazil-this, Brazil that. Look at today’s (July 2) post on Jose de Jesus Ortiz’ blog, Soccer y Futbol. He talks about Brazil being upset, but is there even a line about Uruguay’s amazing victory? No, there is no mention.

Listen, I like Brazil, though I would take Argentina over them any day. But now, come on people, let’s concede the point. Uruguay–it’s pretty poor. It has more cows than people, but hell, they know how to kick a ball around.

So give us some love.

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