Place, Nation, and the Mexico–US Soccer Rivalry: Dual Citizens, Home Stadiums, and Hosting the Gold Cup
Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry
This chapter explores three place-based dimensions of the Mexico–US soccer rivalry. First, we examine the politics of dual citizens and naturalized citizens representing the Mexican and US national teams, an increasingly polemic situation in both countries. Second, we compare the home stadium arrangement of each country. Mexico City’s Azteca stadium serves as the home site for the Mexican National team. In the case of the USA, there is no default home site and thus on-going debates about whether there should be a home stadium and where it should be located. Third, we examine the politics and economics involved in the USA serving as the permanent host for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the biennial regional championship.
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Shobe H., Gibson G. (2017) Place, Nation, and the Mexico–US Soccer Rivalry: Dual Citizens, Home Stadiums, and Hosting the Gold Cup. In: Kassing J., Meân L. (eds) Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry. Global Culture and Sport Series. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham