I started David Lopez Football Academy because I believe in children. I wish I had me when I was little. In Mexico we would play with a ball made of cardboard and duct tape. We used the orange mesh bags that fruit comes in to make the goal. It was a magical time. But then an injury to my ACL took me out of the game forever. David told me that his first memory coming home from the hospital, watching TV all day long, most babies, they don’t watch soccer. If it wasn’t for his injury, he could’ve been a super star. We’re very proud to sponsor his team. We own the Chavez Brothers Mortuary so much gratitude, you know? We still struggle every day, but we wouldn’t be here without them. Saturdays we can’t practice at the park. So Gilbert and Johnny let us practice on their, um, their field. He has some unconventional coaching methods, sure. Um, I mean, the team’s sponsored by a mortuary. It’s a little creepy and weird. But, uh, I mean hey, he gets results. Kindness, generosity, discipline, respect for elders, none of this was going on until we met Coach David. Every team needs a captain. And this year’s captain, David, Wait, wait stop! David, I need you to move aside. Jana, team captain! Come on up! Yeah! ‘Cus she’s better than him. Generally there’s lots of love between the parents and I. But, we don’t always get along. Are you kidding me?! You’re gonna charge me a trophy fee? How are you gonna charge people for a trophy? It’s a nice trophy! No, no, you know what… There was an issue with the participation trophies. You know, high quality trophies are hard to come by. And, uh, it wasn’t in the budget this year. And, you know, I had to improvise. You know, I had to think on my feet and I think I did pretty good. It’s ridiculous, this is duct tape. I paid 150 bucks for this? I don’t think so. I had to say something. It’s a nice trophy! You know what? It’s not! It’s a piece of crap! Come on, seriously? Oh my… These are handcrafted pieces of art. I mean they’re for participation trophies, but they’re meant to express excellence on the soccer field. You’re not gonna find this trophy at some dumb trophy store.