Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Argentine brothers play for Nashville Metros soccer team

The Nashville City Paper reports on two brothers from Argentina who joined the team this season and are becoming key players.

"The Nashville Metros have a couple of Argentine aces up their sleeve."

"In Guillermo Ara and younger brother Ignacio Ara, the Metros have two young soccer players who have added a lot of hustle, determination and a little South American charisma to the team."

"Guillermo’s nickname is Mito, and Ignacio’s nickname is Nacho, both normal derivatives for their real names from their native country."

"Born in Mendoza, Argentina, the Aras worked their way to North America on college scholarship, both starting at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Ky. Mito’s team reached the conference finals in 2003."

"Nacho transferred to Trevecca for his final two years, graduating this past May. While with the Trojans, he made the NAIA All-Trans South academic team."

"Last week, Mito was named to the Premier Developmental League team of the week after his all-around game in a recent 3-0 win over New Orleans."

"[Metros Coach Obed] Compean has been disappointed that players like the Aras haven’t drawn the expected numbers from Hispanic fans in the Nashville area to the games in significant numbers."

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