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PRESENTACIÓN ESPECIAL EN SAN DIEGO

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PRESENTACIÓN ESPECIAL EN SAN DIEGO

El documental “Xolos, el equipo de Tijuana”, fue proyectado en la St.
Augustine High School

San Diego California, 17 de Enero de 2019._ Un evento especial se llevó
a cabo en la St. Agustine High School en el Condado de San Diego, con la
proyección del Documental “Xolos, el equipo de Tijuana”, en el que
estuvieron presentes directivos Rojinegros y productores del filme que
relata la historia del inicio de los Xoloitzcuintles en el futbol
profesional.

Más de 100 alumnos, entrenadores y staff del programa de futbol soccer
de la St. Augustin High School, también estuvieron presentes en el
Raymond Center de dicha institución.

El programa de la presentación incluyó una sesión de preguntas y
respuestas con el Vicepresente del Club Tijuana, Gog Murguía, quien
habló del significado del Club Tijuana en la cultura deportiva de la
región californiana.

“Además del documental, para nosotros significa que estamos
involucrados en un desarrollo binacional del deporte en esta región”,
comentó Gog. “Somos un equipo no solo de Tijuana, sino que hemos
cruzados fronteras para expandir nuestros horizontes y nuestro mercado.
Esto ayuda para que también San Diego tenga la oportunidad de tener
jóvenes jugadores en nuestro equipo”, agregó.

Murguía, quien jugó futbol soccer en su infancia con el equipo de la
San Diego High School, resaltó la presencia de estudiantes y deportistas
en el evento.

“He estado sentado donde estos niños están ahora, es muy significativo
porque me motiva a hablar con ellos, y decirles que me habría gustado
tener un equipo profesional cerca para buscar oportunidades de jugar, sé
lo que estos chicos sienten, por ello estamos aquí para acercarnos aún
más”, dijo Murguía.

En tanto, el coach Brendan Johnston, entrenador del equipo de futbol
soccer de esta escuela, agradeció la oportunidad de tener el documental.
“Tenemos una comunidad hispana muy importante, y muchos de nuestros
alumnos cruzan la frontera día con día. Esto es algo que no se puede ver
todos los días y agradecemos que el Club Tijuana venga a mostrarnos su
historia. Xolos ha sido una gran experiencia para todos en nuestra
región”, concluyó el entrenador.

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A SPECIAL SCREENING IN SAN DIEGO
Xoloitzcuintles visit St. Augustine High for Club Tijuana documentary
screening

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 17, 2019) –Lights, camera…Xolo Mayor. The Club Tijuana
Xoloitzcuintles mascot was part of the highlight of events at a
screening of the documentary film “Xolos: Tijuana’s team” in San Diego.

The film was shown at St. Augustin High School’s Raymond Center for the
Performing Arts Tuesday. The event was put together by film director
Chris Cashman for the high school’s soccer program. More than 100 people
that included Saints’ players, coaches, parents and staff were there to
watch the documentary about Club Tijuana.

The Xolo Mayor greeted audience members as they walked into the
state-of-the-art theatre and posed for pictures. He also led the group
photo inside the theater.

The event came to life after St. Augustine head coach Brendan Johnston
and Cashman connected on career day. Cashman had visited students to
speak about being in the film industry. Cashman is a St. Augustine
graduate.

“(Cashman) is a great supporter of our school and he works here now,”
Johnston said. “It’s pretty cool that someone I knew in the 1990s has
circled around and is doing things to help our program.”

As for making the film available to student athletes, Johnston said it
was ideal.

“We have a big Hispanic community here and a lot of them cross the
border every day,” Johnston said. “And for our guys that don’t, I think
it’s cool for our guys to see something they don’t get to see every day.
Soccer is soccer. It doesn’t matter where it is. It’s still soccer.
Seeing this experience around San Diego and the area and another country
is a great experience.”

The experience at the screening included a question and answer session
by Club Tijuana Vice President Gog Murguia. He spoke about the meaning
of having the film showed in a community setting.

“Besides the documentary, it means for us that we are getting involved
in a cross-national developmental process,” Murguia said. “It’s a
cross-national branding process. It means we’ve become a regional team
not only of Tijuana but it means we’ve crossed borders. It’s expanding
our Horizons and our markets. This helps San Diego feel like this is its
team and we can get across to these young players”

Murguia said that more importantly, the event was for the student
athletes. After all, Murguia played soccer at St. Augustine’s biggest
rival in what was the University of San Diego High School (now Cathedral
Catholic).

“I’ve been sitting where these kids are sitting,” Murguia said. “It’s
very intimate because it motivates me to talk to them. I would have
liked someone from a professional team come to be interested in our
young players. I lived it. I know what they are feeling. I’ve been
there.”

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