Jose Luis met his daughter when she was sixteen. He was recently out of prison and had been deported back to Mexico. Not only did he have to get his life back together, he had to start a relationship that should have begun sixteen years before. Combining her support of the Xolos and his passion of art which was fostered in the American prison system he began making Xolos themed art and began renovating old cars to be Xolos themed as well. After some time, Jose Luis decided to join his daughter at the stadium for Xolos games and it quickly became their joint tradition. The games weren’t just a soccer game anymore, it was a father’s time to get to know his daughter, see her happy but most of all just be with her. He finally has the relationship with his daughter and for eight months of the year, every other Friday he knows exactly where he will be and who he will be with.

Jose Luis met his daughter when she was sixteen. He was recently out of prison and had been deported back to Mexico. Not only did he have to get his life back together, he had to start a relationship that should have begun sixteen years before. Combining her support of the Xolos and his passion of art which was fostered in the American prison system he began making Xolos themed art and began renovating old cars to be Xolos themed as well. After some time, Jose Luis decided to join his daughter at the stadium for Xolos games and it quickly became their joint tradition. The games weren’t just a soccer game anymore, it was a father’s time to get to know his daughter, see her happy but most of all just be with her. He finally has the relationship with his daughter and for eight months of the year, every other Friday he knows exactly where he will be and who he will be with.


Celeste is Jose Luis’ daughter. However her story doesn’t end with the Xolos and her father. Born in the US but living in Tijuana she has been attending college in San Diego with the intentions of becoming an immigration lawyer. Currently, she works for the San Diego Superior Court, crossing the border five days a week between class and work. She experiences two cultures on a daily basis, giving her a unique window into the idea of Mexican-American identity and what that can mean and what it can become.

Celeste is Jose Luis’ daughter. However her story doesn’t end with the Xolos and her father. Born in the US but living in Tijuana she has been attending college in San Diego with the intentions of becoming an immigration lawyer. Currently, she works for the San Diego Superior Court, crossing the border five days a week between class and work. She experiences two cultures on a daily basis, giving her a unique window into the idea of Mexican-American identity and what that can mean and what it can become.


Los Rudos is the un-official of president of   Xolos Forever, Forever Xolos   a fan group of Mexican-Americans that embrace being a part of the 30% of fans that cross the border for a home game. As a boy he moved from Tijuana to the Coachella Valley. After two tours of Iraq with the Marines and an amateur Luchador career he and his wife decided to settle down in the town of Coachella. Working as a manager at a concrete plant he and his family have realized the modern American dream, one that was white-washed for so long.

Los Rudos is the un-official of president of Xolos Forever, Forever Xolos a fan group of Mexican-Americans that embrace being a part of the 30% of fans that cross the border for a home game. As a boy he moved from Tijuana to the Coachella Valley. After two tours of Iraq with the Marines and an amateur Luchador career he and his wife decided to settle down in the town of Coachella. Working as a manager at a concrete plant he and his family have realized the modern American dream, one that was white-washed for so long.