Taking on Copa America with Miguel Layún

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Miguel Layún (@miguel_layun) has provided a valuable spark to the Mexican national team (@miseleccionmx) in the Copa America Centenario. “It means a lot to be part of the national team,” Miguel says. “This is the dream of everyone who plays football. Playing for my country in a tournament like this makes it even better.” With a draw against Venezuela in their most recent match, Mexico has advanced to the quarterfinals and have not been beaten in 22 straight competitions. Miguel, who became a father last year, says his son is his biggest motivator. “Being a dad makes me feel like I have to do my best even more than ever,” he says. “Now, I have the eyes of my child looking at me, and I want to be a good example for him!”