Club America is one of the most successful and widely-respected clubs in Mexican futbol. They've won a collective 13 Liga MX titles, holding the record for the most domestic trophies of any Mexican team. We, at VBFC, were honored to have that very same Liga MX Apertura trophy visit Estadio de Dogtown while its current holders played against Atlas (another historically significant club in Mexican soccer) at the Stubhub Center on the other side of Los Angeles.
Among the many fan-favorites on the field for Club America, is Paul Aguilar. Aguilar, now 33, has starred for Pachuca in over 100 appearances, for Club America in over 250 appearances, and has over 50 caps for the Mexican National Team. He's represented the tricolor in both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, and multiple Copa Americas and international friendlies, playing against the best players in the world on the biggest stage.
Gerardo (12) and Andres (10) aren't all that different from a young Paul Aguilar. They have those same dreams. They dream of representing their country, and are currently representing themselves and Venice. And they ain't doing too bad.
Saturday nights at futsal club. Sunday afternoons at Estadio. Doesn't matter. These young men are always giving their best; because they want to be the best. More importantly, they have a character and attitude about them that impressed us from day one.
Here's a typical example of that character and attitude that we admire so much in them:
They're the first to show up to futsal club. They're the last to leave. Meaning, they pack up all the gear with the coaches after everyone already left to go home.