To support the Mexican National Soccer Team, El Tri, by uniting all fans of La Selección Mexicana in a concerted effort to increase the supporter fan experience in the United States.
Pancho Villa’s Army started when General Villa himself stopped by the local soccer pub to see the 2011 Gold Cup Final between El Tri and the United States Mens National Team. El General quickly realized that he was the only person wearing the beautiful Mexican green jersey. Despite being greatly outnumbered he stayed for the whole game unafraid.
The USMNT went up two goals and soon enough the chants of "Dos a Cero" began to be heard about the pub. However, El General did not lose faith and continued to support El Tri. The chants were quickly quieted when El Tri stormed back to win 4-2, sealing the game on a beautiful Giovani Dos Santos goal. El General’s joy was uncontrollable but as he looked around to find someone to high-five, hug, or to join him in singing ‘Cielito Lindo‘ not a single soul could be found. El General knew he had to do something to unite El Tri fans in the US and from around the world. Pancho Villa’s Army is the idea that grew out of that experience.
What’s in our Name:
Jose Doroteo Arango Arambula, better known by his pseudonym Francisco 'Pancho' Villa, was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals. As the commander of the Division del Norte he united the people of northern Mexico and revolted against the injustices levied against the poor. Along with his many military accomplishments, Pancho Villa is best known as a man who united the people under a common noble cause.
So why call ourselves Villa’s Army? For all the reasons that made the man a legend. He united his people and stood up for all of Mexico. Now it is our turn to unite Mexican Soccer fans north of the border and help El Tri feel like they are always the home team.
Pancho Villa's Army's Promise: La Seleccion Mexicana Will Always be the Home Team
- To support El Tri in all competitions by attending games with Villa’s Army and by organizing local chapters of Villa’s Army in cities across the United States and the World.
- To show the entire world that the Mexican National Team has the best and most respectful fans in the world.
- To support Hispanic youth soccer in the United States and in Mexico.
- To support Hispanic education in the United States and in Mexico.
- To promote our Mexican culture and pass it down to the next generation through our love for the Mexican National Team.
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