Mexican soccer fans typically don't hold MLS in high regard, but that sentiment is not shared by many Mexican soccer players.
At least that's what LA Daily News writer Ivan Orozco found out when he talked to several of them regarding their thoughts on MLS.
Pachuca's Rafael Marquez Lugo and Chivas' Ramon Morales each said they'd play in MLS - the latter's only caveat would be to remain a Chiva. Kikin Fonseca also said he'd play here so long as "there's certain conditions met that you look for as a player."
By playing against MLS clubs now and having played them in the past, Mexican players typically hold MLS in much higher regard than their fans do. By having the chance to play in the United States and in MLS stadiums, the players too are exposed to the facilities MLS teams have in place and that might also factor into a player's decision to come here. I'm not saying Mexico's facilities are sub-par because they're not but South American players in the past have said that the facilities here are top notch.
While results in favor of MLS likely won't change Mexican fans' views of MLS, at least their players respect the league and its clubs.