Mexican soccer team: A question of nationality, pride (Chicago Tribune)

chicago_tribune_logo…David Keyes, a researcher at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California at San Diego, said more national teams, especially those in Europe, are wrestling with these questions as their countries receive more immigrants. Keyes, who writes the Culture of Soccer blog, said the debates mirror broader social questions about immigrants assimilating into their new homelands. Mexican soccer fans, he said, want to believe their team’s players bleed red, white and green, as they do.

You almost need an Immigration hearing to determine if a player really cares about his country,” Keyes said…  Read full article »