Seleccion Member at Home in Denver, Colorado

Roger Espinoza enjoyed the best dinner he has had since returning home from the World Cup in South Africa.

The menu included his mother’s Honduran cuisine — Espinoza’s favorite — and, even better, family time.

“We haven’t seen him for six months, so we were happy to see him even if it was only for a short time,” said Espinoza’s sister, Jasmin.

The Kansas City Wizards midfielder played in front of his personal cheering section Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park against the Colorado Rapids — reminiscent of when he played for Regis Jesuit High School five years ago. Espinoza made rounds between practice Thursday and Friday, catching up with family members and friends a few weeks after he represented Honduras in the World Cup.

“It was a dream come true,” Espinoza said. “It’s what I thought and more. It was something I dreamed about since I was a little kid.”

Espinoza was born in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, in 1986 — the year his father, Anidal, began as a construction worker in Colorado. Espinoza, along with his mother and four of his five siblings, obtained visas and moved to Denver in 1998 when he was 12. He became a U.S. citizen at age 21…continue news of Espinoza.

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