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 By Tom Marshall

Santos Laguna's Jorge Villafana: Liga MX title more important than missing money

ESPN FC's Tom Marshall catches up with Jorge Villafana, who helped Santos win the Liga MX title two days after being robbed at gunpoint.


TOLUCA, Mexico - U.S. international and Santos Laguna left-back Jorge Villafana has gone through an emotional rollercoaster these last few days.

On Friday, the 28-year-old and his wife were robbed of $20,000 (USD) at gunpoint in Torreon after exchanging money at a shopping center in a horrifying ordeal.

Two days later, he came off the bench to help Santos to win title number six and become one of a handful of players to win both Liga MX and MLS titles, with the left-back playing a key role for...


Pulisic leads U.S. but McKennie, Miazga also part of promising core

The future backbone of the U.S. men's national team is taking shape.

U.S. interim manager Dave Sarachan once again named a youthful side ahead of an international friendly, in this case a match against Bolivia on May 28. But one can already detect some common threads in terms of the players getting called in.

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Christian Pulisic headlines young U.S. squad to face Bolivia on May 28

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Christian Pulisic's return to the U.S. men's national team headlines the 22-man roster named by interim manager Dave Sarachan that will face Bolivia on May 28.

The match, to be held at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania, is the first of three that the U.S. will play over the next few weeks. The Americans will also face Ireland in Dublin on June 2 followed by the finale against France in Lyon on June 9.

As has been his habit during his time in charge, Sarachan has emphasized calling...