Human Interest

Watch Rafa Márquez’s Incredible Career Highlights On The Anniversary Of His Debut

Twenty one years ago, Rafael Márquez made his professional debut playing for Atlas. “El Káiser de Michoacán” is one of the most emblematic players ever to have played for Mexico. He is no doubt among the most successful players to have played internationally.

The story started a long way back, on October 19th 1996, when he was only 17 years old. On that day, Rafa Márquez made his professional debut as Club Atlas faced Pumas UNAM. 

From 1996 to 1999, Márquez was a Club Atlas player, even reaching the league final in 1998 and losing it to Toluca.

Rafa Márquez Returns To Atlas After Drug Trafficking Accusations

Rafa Márquez has rejoined Atlas after a month’s separation. Early in August, Márquez’s name was featured on a Specially Designated Nationals list by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. 

In that report, Márquez was accused of using several of his businesses as fronts for a drug trafficking organization lead by Raúl Flores Fernández.

Massive Earthquake In Mexico City, Club America vs. Cruz Azul Postponed

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City Tuesday. Reports of several collapsed buildings around the city have been confirmed by the authorities, and the Copa MX Round of 16 match between Club América and Cruz Azul scheduled for Tuesday night at the Estadio Azteca was postponed.

Here are some images featuring the Estadio Azteca after the quake.

Houston Dynamo Return Home Saturday With Proceeds Benefitting Harvey Relief

Houston is trying to return to normal and the Dynamo are returning to Houston. After a two-and-a-half-week layoff, the Houston Dynamo are back at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday with a match against Colorado, with proceeds going to Hurricane Harvey relief. 

The Dynamo will have a number of promotions to support Houston’s rebuilding process. 

Zinedine Zidane Finally Admits How He Feels About That Headbutt

Zinedine Zidane is now as famous a manager for Real Madrid as he was a player for the club and the France National Team. He is also infamous for ending his international career with a headbutt on Italy's Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final.

It has been over a decade since that incident, but it's clear it still weighs on Zidane's mind in terms of both what it means for his legacy and the example it sets for young fans. Of course, this is to be expected when you ram your head into another man's solar plexus with a few million people watching.

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