Blanco is the anti-Becks

October 13, 2007
By Chad Nielsen, ESPN The Magazine
Out here, not even David Beckham's pretty face could buy him a parking spot. Chicago's Little Village -- the Mexico of the Midwest -- is gridlocked on this September Sunday because 500,000 revelers are celebrating Mexican Independence Day with a good old Yankee parade. Many wear the yellow soccer jersey of Mexico City's Club America, and they've come to pay homage to a different futbol hero, parade grand marshal Cuauhtémoc Blanco.

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