While catching up on all the Copa Mexico action via Twitter, I saw a name of a player I hadn’t thought of in a while. Edgar Ivan Pacheco. I got me thinking..
Although it hasn’t led to similar success at the senior level, Mexico has recently produced youth World Cup champions. The 2011 U-17 World Cup winning side will be the focus of this piece. This team likely played my favorite game by Mexico at any level. Their come from behind victory against Germany to reach the Final at Azteca. It is common for youth stars to shine at an international tournament only to not be heard from again for a couple years when they are fighting for first team minutes. This team is coming up on 3 years from that magical night at the Azteca, some are already getting first team minutes, others don’t even know what the bench looks like. Lets see where the players in the final are now: