Bryan Fonseca

World Cup 2022: Leaving Pepi Home a Missed Opportunity for US Team

Ricardo Pepi was left off the U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup roster after giving stellar performances in the qualifying matches — and even after the 19-year-old Mexican American chose to play for the U.S. team over the Mexican one. Will his fate convince dual nationals in the future to choose otherwise?

  • Nov 22, 2022
  • 12:45 PM

Latinos Horford, Toscano-Anderson Make History in NBA Finals

The two Latino players —the Boston Celtics’ Al Horford a Dominican, and the Golden State Warriors’ Juan Toscano-Anderson of Mexican descent— are now going head-to-head in the 2022 NBA Finals.

  • Jun 3, 2022
  • 1:42 PM

Restoring the Legacy of Pancho Gonzales, Tennis’ Forgotten GOAT

Pancho Gonzales might be the greatest tennis player you’ve never heard of. But how could a former top-ranked player, who won 15 major singles titles and is the greatest Latino tennis star America has ever produced, get lost in time?

  • May 24, 2022
  • 5:02 PM

Amanda Serrano, Women’s Boxing Finally Cash In

Since The Ring magazine was established 100 years ago this year, no women have won the coveted Fight of the Year award. And until this past Saturday, no two female boxers ever combined to earn as much money from a single fight, banking seven figures each.

  • May 2, 2022
  • 1:16 PM

Lacrosse Group Looks to Grow Sport Among Puerto Ricans

Latino Rebels spoke to Sophia Lugo, a member of Puerto Rico Lacrosse and the assistant coach of the women’s senior national team, about the campaign to get more Puerto Ricans, and Latinos in general, involved in the sport.

  • Mar 30, 2022
  • 2:27 PM

Latino Players to Watch During March Madness

here are some of the many standout Latino college basketball players to keep your eye on this month as their teams progress through the NCAA Tournament. Call it “Latino Madness.”

  • Mar 16, 2022
  • 11:49 AM

NBA 2K League’s First Mexico-Based Team Ready for Inaugural Season

Last week DUX Gaming, the NBA 2K League’s groundbreaking, Latin America-based team, made a number of announcements ahead of their inaugural season. An esports league under the NBA umbrella founded in 2017, the NBA 2K League centers on play of the famed video game franchise ‘NBA 2K.’

  • Feb 23, 2022
  • 1:18 PM

PURBASKET: Chronicling the Evolution of Puerto Rican Basketball

Launched in 2017, PURBASKET has tracked the growth of Puerto Rican basketball since then and now has an influence on the direction of the sport overall, especially by identifying talent in the future generation.

  • Feb 16, 2022
  • 11:41 AM

Brian Flores’ Lawsuit Against the NFL Needs to Be More Than a Moment (OPINION)

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, a Black Honduran American born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, is suing the NFL, the Dolphins, the Denver Broncos, and New York Giants for racial discrimination, calling the league’s “Rooney Rule” —a policy meant to promote diversity across coaching and other senior operations positions— a “sham.”

  • Feb 4, 2022
  • 5:45 PM

Julianna ‘Venezuelan Vixen’ Peña Shakes Up the MMA World

The historic clash between the Venezuelan-Mexican contender Peña and the Brazilian legend Amanda Nunes marked the first-ever UFC title bout contested by two Latinas.

  • Dec 13, 2021
  • 1:48 PM

US Sports Set on Expanding to Latin America

America’s four major sports leagues carry a combined 124 clubs representing over 50 different cities, including seven in Canada. So what about the U.S.’ other neighbor, Mexico — or the rest of Latin America?

  • Dec 6, 2021
  • 5:18 PM

Connecting With Puerto Ricans Helps NY State Assembly Hopeful

Shaniyat Chowdhury, a New York City public high school educator running for the New York State Assembly, is using a recent trip to the SOMOS Conference in Puerto Rico as a springboard to unseat long-time Democratic incumbent David Weprin.

  • Nov 23, 2021
  • 3:48 PM

The Unlikely Success of Puerto Rico Ice Hockey

Latino Rebels’ Bryan Fonseca speaks with Jazmine Miley, team captain of Puerto Rico’s national women’s ice hockey team, which swept the 2021 Amerigol Latam Cup and took home the gold in their first appearance.

  • Nov 1, 2021
  • 1:35 PM

‘Ahora o Nunca’: Dual-National Players Center in U.S.-Mexico Fútbol Rivalry

Battles for players will be an essential component of the historic rivalry between Team USA and the Mexican national team over the next five years, and it’s also why fútbol in North America could embark on a historic run.

  • Oct 27, 2021
  • 2:37 PM

Al Montoya’s Mission to Bring More Latinos to Hockey (INTERVIEW)

Álvaro “Al” Montoya, the first Cuban American to play in the National Hockey League, wants a more Latino NHL than the one he played in. As the recently appointed director of community outreach for the Stars, he is working to create the change he wants to see.

  • Oct 22, 2021
  • 6:08 PM

OPINION: Waiting for ‘Them’ to Hire More People of Color Isn’t Going to Change Sports Media the Way It Should

Every year, it’s slightly less of the same problem, but it’s still the same problem.

  • Sep 27, 2021
  • 3:40 PM

What Will It Take for Soccer to Become a Major Sport in Puerto Rico?

“And that is part of why fútbol is not growing,” Edwin Jusino told Latino Rebels. “It’s because the people who run the Federation, the people who run the clubs, the people who run the leagues, they’re afraid of losing their privileges.”

  • Aug 24, 2021
  • 1:48 PM

OPINION: Don’t Feed Into People Using Deaths of Gyovanny Arzuaga and Yasmin Perez to Fuel Anti-Black Narratives

Outside of Chicago-based outlets and a growing collection of tweets, this murder has gone widely underreported.

  • Jun 24, 2021
  • 2:02 PM

OPINION: With the Death of Keishla Rodríguez, Boxer Félix Verdejo Is Failure of a Man

The need to do better as a society is a grand understatement.

  • May 3, 2021
  • 9:39 AM

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