Author: Nate Abaurrea

Hailing from Watsonville, California, Nate Abaurrea is a writer and broadcaster specializing in coverage of the beautiful game on both sides of the USA-Mexico border. In addition to the #SNPod, Abaurrea's voice can be heard calling Liga MX matches in English for Club Tijuana, USL-PDL action with So Cal Surf, and the MASL with the San Diego Sockers. He also loves wine. And tacos.

Mexico City (Part 4): The Concrete Beauty of Estadio Olímpico Universitario

Mexico City (Part 4): The Concrete Beauty of Estadio Olímpico Universitario

Sleep? Who needs sleep? The obvious answer to this question is "me", but last Sunday, I had no choice but to sacrifice the full charging of my huma ...
Mexico City (Part 3): The Bright Lights of Estadio Azteca

Mexico City (Part 3): The Bright Lights of Estadio Azteca

It was a gray, misty, humid Saturday in the capital city, a city that had just dodged a catastrophic bullet in the form of an 8.1 earthquake two night ...
Mexico City (Part 2): Therapeutic Nostalgia at the Azteca

Mexico City (Part 2): Therapeutic Nostalgia at the Azteca

When I woke up Friday morning, September the 8th, 2017, I had that old Winston Churchill line echoing in my head. "The GREATEST thrill a man can ex ...
Mexico City (Part 1): Fútbol y El Sismo

Mexico City (Part 1): Fútbol y El Sismo

I arrived in Mexico City on a Thursday night, September 7th, 2017.  I stepped off my AeroMexico flight from Tijuana at 9 PM local time, eyes gleami ...
Mired in Mediocrity: Honduras 1 USA 1

Mired in Mediocrity: Honduras 1 USA 1

For 84 minutes in San Pedro Sula on Tuesday, the United States looked incapable of completing even the most simple of tasks. Chance creation? Goals ...
Honduras vs. USA: Dempsey and Pulisic hold the keys in San Pedro Sula

Honduras vs. USA: Dempsey and Pulisic hold the keys in San Pedro Sula

The last time the United States Men's National Team played Honduras, there was angst in the air. With the U.S. losing their opening two CONCACAF Hexag ...
Backs Against the Wall: USA bordering on Crisis Mode after 2-0 Loss to Ticos

Backs Against the Wall: USA bordering on Crisis Mode after 2-0 Loss to Ticos

What were you focusing on in the wake of the United States' 2-0 defeat to Costa Rica on Friday night? Perhaps it was the abysmal performance put fo ...
SoccerNation Supporter Special: A Jubilant Morning at Princess Pub with LFC San Diego

SoccerNation Supporter Special: A Jubilant Morning at Princess Pub with LFC San Diego

The Premier League is back in full effect and SoccerNation is bringing it home. The buzz of the world’s most popular league is certainly palpable i ...
Soccer Unity Project: Spreading Knowledge through the Beautiful Game

Soccer Unity Project: Spreading Knowledge through the Beautiful Game

The Soccer Unity Project is a non-profit organization based in Northern San Diego County. Founded in 2014 in the town of Vista, Soccer Unity Project's ...
SoccerNation Supporter Special: Hanging at The Harp with San Diego Spurs

SoccerNation Supporter Special: Hanging at The Harp with San Diego Spurs

The Premier League is back and SoccerNation is bringing it home. The buzz of the world’s most popular league is certainly palpable in and around Am ...
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