Just had an interview with Carlos Ruiz. I'll post the audio later, after the story I'm working on runs. He's here at the stadium to support Guatemala in their efforts to qualify for the Olympics.
At one point, I asked him if David Beckham ever talks to him in Spanish. He said yes, then noted that Beckham's Spanish is probably about the level of his own (Carlos) English skills.
Actually, Carlos speaks English quite well. I conducted the interview in Spanish, though, mostly because he usually says a little bit more when he's speaking in Spanish.
Another journalist once told me that even though he speaks Spanish, too, he always interviews Carlos in English. "His answers are more blunt in English. I like that honesty and simplicity, so I always ask him stuff in English." (It wasn't Luis, by the way.)
I did switch to English for one question. Carlos didn't miss a beat - he answered quickly, speaking Spanish.