Jose Manuel Miranda, on their role model, Maykel Galindo
We want to play the game, just like Maykel, who succeeded here in MLS. We want to do the same here, with the Galaxy, but we’ll go anywhere that gives us a chance to play.
No, we haven't seen [Galindo]. He’s busy training. We’d like to see him.
Yordany Alvarez, on Fidel Castro's brother taking over administrative duties.
That’s not real change. Those are tiny details. Everything is still really the same. The system is still there.
Miranda, on why they didn't wait longer to leave the Cuban team.
On our way here, I was sitting next to a woman from
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It was a step that had to be taken. So many things aren’t good in Cuba right now, but the things we miss, we miss a lot.
Those who criticize don’t understand why I did this. They don’t know what things are like in Cuba, what we do as players. They can’t imagine what we’ve gone through. Only we know that. Those who criticize, that’s their right, but it doesn’t interest me, because they don’t know what our lives were like.
For me, it’s an unforgettable experience, because it’s my first step as a professional and I’m taking it with the Galaxy, which is one of the best teams in the U.S. I don’t think if I go to any other team that I’ll feel pressure, because here I’ve been and played with Beckham and with Donovan, who are two of the best players in MLS. That’s why I think this is unforgettable and it’s been great.