Sunday was a bit of a madhouse down in the mixed zone. There is no locker room access but rather players walk past you and you ask them to stop. Most do, some don't. In the midst of talking to Chivas USA players, I got the chance to talk to Jose Francisco Torres, the Texas native who plays for Pachuca.
I didn't think I'd get the chance to talk to him very much because there were other players to talk to as well but it worked out well in the end.
You can listen to the entire audio of the interview right here. It's not exactly an exclusive as about five other reporters jumped in on the interview so you may see these quotes elsewhere. It'll probably happen as we typically get pilfered for our content. So I figured I'd put the audio up for our trusty and loyal readers before the leeches outside of this market freely grab our stuff and pass it off as their own.
But, I digress.
The skinny on Torres: he said he turned down the Olympics because he and his coaches at Pachuca felt it was best for him to focus on his club team at the present time. He did not shut the door on the US entirely though but also said he felt he owed Mexico a favor because he developed down there.
There is more, quite a bit more, in the interview.
ADD: And with regards to the pilfering, I don't mean the guys who were right around me. They were well within their rights to jump in on the interview and then use the stuff as their own. I don't have any issues with that. It's the people who weren't anywhere near HDC who use the stuff that is bothersome. But whatever. We provide it to you, trusty reader, and getting things to you is what matters most.