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.