When Francisco Mendoza first arrived at Chivas USA, he was a bit homesick but toughed it out, both on and off the field. He's one of three players still around from the first season. He also earned the nickname Panchito, but he preferred to be called Pancho. At first, he tried to correct people when they called him Panchito but after a while it just stuck and he stopped correcting people.
The Daily News' Ivan Orozco tells us a bit more about Panchito's life.