Found February 25, 2014 on Fox Sports San Diego:
It was about five years ago that an acquaintance of Joe Corona found out about open tryouts for a professional soccer team just across the border from San Diego. Corona, only 18 at the time, had just completed his first collegiate season for the San Diego State Aztecs. Despite being a true freshman and getting a little over 500 minutes of playing time, the Los Angeles-born Corona notched three goals and an assist, proving his worth at the alma mater for American soccer legends such as Marcelo Balboa and Eric Wynalda. When Corona, now 23, eventually relented to his friend’s suggestion and impressed at the then-second division Xolos, he inadvertently launched the team’s American-centric strategy, one that has yielded promotion into the top flight, a Liga MX championship run, a Copa Libertadores berth, and the chance to make the FIFA Club World Cup, all in just five years. The team itself, founded in 2007, is considered a model for success in the Mexican game. Joe eventually landed...
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