Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry

Passion and Politics in Red, White, Blue, and Green

  • Jeffrey W. Kassing
  • Lindsey J. Meân

Part of the Global Culture and Sport Series book series (GCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Nation and Citizenship

  3. Media and Representation

  4. Mythology and Symbols

  5. Fans and Fandom

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-293

About this book


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.


Football Soccer Sport rivalry Border studies Migration Nationalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey W. Kassing
    • 1
  • Lindsey J. Meân
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social and Behavioral SciencesArizona State UniversityPhoenixUSA
  2. 2.School of Social and Behavioral SciencesArizona State UniversityPhoenixUSA

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