Stars' absences threaten Olympic efforts? 

May, 17, 2012
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It's been said that pride comes before the fall. In relation to Mexican soccer, when the Mexican federation leaders are still harping on the Olympic goal of medaling despite significant planning setbacks in terms of personnel, it might be we are at such a juncture.

Brent Latham is a soccer commentator who covers the youth national teams for ESPN.com. Based in Guatemala, he has attended youth World Cups from Peru to Egypt, and places in between.

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