1. The Border War for Young Mexican American Soccer Players: How Family and National Identity Play Out on the Field -- 2. Women’s Soccer in Mexico: A Unique Spin on the Rivalry with the United States -- 3. Place, Nation and the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry: Dual Citizens, Home Stadiums, and Hosting the Gold Cup -- 4. A Resistance to Rivalry: The U.S.-Mexico Soccer Matchup Through the Eyes of Mexican Sports Journalists, 1934-2013 -- 5. Gendered Nations: Media Representations of the Men’s and Women’s U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry -- 6. Mexico “on Top:” Queering Masculinity in Contemporary Mexican Soccer Chronicles -- 7. Place, Memory, and Myth in Dos-A-Cero -- 8. An (Im)penetrable Fortress: The Mythology of Estadio Azteca in the U.S.-Mexico Men’s National Team Soccer Rivalry -- 9. Picturing a Rivalry: Nationhood, Soccer, and Contemporary Art -- 10. Food-ball: Tailgates that Enculturate before U.S.-Mexico Fútbol Matches -- 11. Global Fútbol, the Masked Fan and Flat Screen Arenas: Mexican Soccer Communities in the United States and the Genesis of the Tricolor Brand in Global Landscapes, 1970-2012 -- 12. Bicultural Stress, Soccer and Rivalry: How Mexican-Americans Experience the Soccer Competition Between Their Two Countries.
This edited volume considers the U.S.-Mexico soccer rivalry, which occurs against a complex geo-political, social, and economic backdrop. Multidisciplinary contributions explore how a long and complicated history between these countries has produced a unique rivalry—one in which loyalties split friends and family; fan turnout in many regions of the U.S. favors Mexico; and games are imbued with both national pride and politics. The themes of nationhood, geography, citizenship, acculturation, identity, globalization, narrative and mythology reverberate throughout this book, especially with regard to how they shape place, identity, and culture..