It shouldn’t have been easy to start playing soccer in Mexico, more than 20 years ago …I started thanks to my cousin in Mexico. I stole his ball and he wrists me. It all started there, in the street and also at school. I already felt the same passion as every time I dress short and jump into the field. Then he has always come with me when we have had to move from town due to my father’s work.Was it common for girls to play football in their country?When I started it was other times. That’s why it cost. My mother has been modernizing, for example. He has realized that what I do, I do well. She sees that I am currently a reference for many people. Now she is the most proud of her practicing this sport.From those streets from Mexico to Barcelona. How did that change of continent influence?My father is Catalan and we moved. That marked my football career. My bet for women’s football was already born. Particularly in Barcelona. I have played in the two great teams there.First Espanyol, then Barcelona and now Atleti. With what does each one stay? Of all the clubs I’ve been through, I keep the good things. Of people, of experiences … I can say many moments. Perhaps the most important I lived in Barcelona, the day I scored that goal in San Mamés, at the last minute and gave the league to the team. In Espanyol I grew up and I have a lot of people that I want. In Atlético I have learned the ‘Never stop believing’. That motto, from the first day I stepped on the club until now, we carry it by flag.Now that you talk about Atleti, how is the team?We are a club that has been growing, which has had good years and bad years. We only know what it is to work, and it is what we will continue to do.After so many years at the highest level of football, what remains to be achieved?I need to achieve something with the Mexican team. I have always said it, for me it is a privilege to wear those colors. Whenever I have gone there I have given everything.Only a few days ago history was made with the signing of the Collective Agreement …The competition has taken a great leap in recent years. The signing of the agreement is a great step for women’s football. I hope it will be signed soon in other countries and in mine.She has just been named the best Latin American Player by the EFE agency. What comes to mind?Now I remember all the work and all the sacrifice I had to spend to get here. It is very rewarding.
“She planned this,” Miller said. “If you are believing anybody is a victim out there, it’s not those people.” Among the documents Lopez produced to refute Miller’s claim was an escrow statement from L&A Escrow in Chino and a line of credit statement from Indymac Bank of Evansville, Ind. The escrow statement indicates Lopez received $17,423.76 from a $350,385 refinance that paid off credit card debt and first and second mortgages on his home. Another statement produced by Lopez indicates he took $5,000 from a $100,000 equity line of credit through Indymac. “My records are open,” Lopez said. Miller said the FBI has joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in the hunt for DeJongh and the children. An FBI spokeswoman confirmed the agency is providing assistance to sheriff’s detectives. The case is being handled by the sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, authorities said. Lopez said he has been visited by detectives. “They looked like bums,” he said. “There’s not even a crime yet.” DeJongh and the children were reported missing Monday when she failed to surrender them to the Millers, as ordered by a judge. Although DeJongh previously had sole custody of the children, Brian Miller was awarded sole custody Monday, according to Lopez and Gary Miller. That followed Superior Court Judge Marjorie Steinberg’s Friday order that the Millers share custody with DeJongh. Detectives said Wednesday they continue to focus their search for the couple and the children in the Las Vegas area. Brian Miller and DeJongh have been embroiled in a lengthy and bitter custody dispute marked by allegations of abuse and denial of parental rights. DeJongh’s argument for custody included Brian Miller’s 2000 guilty plea to charges of spousal and child abuse. He was ordered to serve four years probation, attend anger-management classes and perform 224 hours of community service. Gary Miller said his son pleaded guilty because he wanted to put the case behind him and has since learned to control his temper. “These 20 months have been hell,” he said. “For my son and these kids it’s been awful. But we took the cards we were dealt, and when we turned the cards over we won. The facts speak for themselves.” email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717 http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvcrime160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “I thought the case was over,” Lopez said. “If they ask me something incriminating, they are going to get the Fifth Amendment.” In an interview Wednesday, Miller, a Brea Republican, accused DeJongh of preparing to flee the country by getting passports recently and taking money from a loan her father got on his home. Miller also said he believes Lopez helped DeJongh take the children. The congressman said Lopez took out $450,000 in home loans early this month, because the family knew they were going to lose their custody case with the Millers. Lopez admitted taking the loans, but produced documents that indicate he received just $17,423 from a refinance and an equity line of credit. DIAMOND BAR – Attorneys for Rep. Gary Miller on Wednesday subpoenaed financial records dating to 1997 from the father of a woman accused of abducting Miller’s grandchildren in a custody dispute. Jennifer DeJongh, 30, her husband, George, of Diamond Bar, and the woman’s three children with the lawmaker’s son, Brian Miller, disappeared Sunday after she lost sole custody of the boys to the congressman and his wife, Cathy. The subpoena demands that Jude Lopez Sr. and his wife, Alicia, appear in Ontario for a deposition on their financial status. It also calls for them to produce various documents including call logs, according to court documents. The deposition is scheduled for Dec. 12.