11.14.2008

SI.com on MLS Latin Heat

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I know that image is really large but a big picture is fitting for Luis Bueno's piece about the recent Latino influx in MLS, which is great from the league's big picture. Angel, Schelotto, Blanco, Javi Morales are the heart of their respective teams and bring in style and skill that hasn't been seen since the days of Etcheverry, Graziani and Savarese. They also bring in the Hispanic fan that has at times eluded the league's ticket sales force. Will they be an influence on MLS Cup 08? Si se puede y'all.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hispanic does NOT equal Latino

Anonymous said...

^^ i agree. Brasilians are not hispanic and dont speak spanish. nor do they have a hispanic culture. and since French is a comes from latin...are they latino too ? hmmm....

chino said...

look how many people are at the red bulls game in that photo....

Anonymous said...

Latino generally includes Brazilians where as Hispanic excludes Brazilians.

Now some Brazilians will tell you they don't consider themselves Latino while others will say they are. That's more up to the individual.

However they do not consider themselves Hispanic, except for guys like Royce Gracie of UFC MMA fame who has stated he's hispanic, so go figure, lol