So Javier Aguirre, the head coach of Mexico’s national soccer team is holding a press conference today. He’ll supposedly be addressing the team’s dismal performance at the World Cup and his next steps. He already previously stated that he won’t continue to coach the Mexican team, or even stay in Mexico.
Mexico’s soccer team hasn’t gone past the second round of World Cup games for the past four World Cups.
That track record isn’t due to a lack of talent. It’s all about backroom politics.
When it comes to Mexico, the best players aren’t all called for the World Cup. It’s another classic Mexican game called Who You Know.
President Barack Obama is supposed to give a speech tomorrow about immigration.
Kids, let me remind all of you that at the very least, President Obama could stop the deportation of undocumented youth today with an executive order.
As explained in a Colorlines article by Daisy Hernandez,
“After Latino Democratic lawmakers confirmed that comprehensive immigration reform won’t happen this year, Obama convened a meeting yesterday with community leaders to strategize on how they might push for such legislation. Why push for something that can’t happen? To make Republicans look like the bad guys come November elections.”
And voila! Backroom politics, part 2.
Otherwise known as not making it past the second round in 16 years.
So here’s the thing peeps: I have the sneaking suspicion that what Aguirre has to say today and what President Obama has to say tomorrow will sadly echo each other.
And that in both situations, we’ll have to wait a minimum of another four years for some kind of justice.