Belize is often the forgotten Central American nation. "Central America" conjures up thoughts of the area's largest country (Nicaragua), it's most populous country (Guatemala), maybe some rough terrain, humidity and political strife. And it also brings up the Spanish language, as all Central American nations are Spanish-speaking nations... except for Belize, where English is the official language.
Belize will take on Mexico in World Cup qualifying. On Saturday, Belize "hosts" Mexico in Houston's Reliant Stadium in the first leg of their series.
If you're wondering how a tiny nation like Belize, a tried-and-true soccer minnow, functions, here's a great profile of their coach, Ian Mork of Wichita, Kan. Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union-Tribune caught up with Mork and talked to him about all things Belize.