As such, he's a true celebrity in his homeland, which is one of the reasons he enjoys the relative anonymity of playing in the United States. "I live a normal life here compared to how I live in Mexico," Suarez says. "In Mexico, we can't go out as a family practically and I can't go out on the street."
Known for the almost effortless manner of his defending, Suarez has been able to make up for his lack of pace with good positioning and his impeccable reading of the game. As Loyola Marymount product Bobby Burling says, "With as much experience as he has, it's like he's not even trying." Suarez says he plans to coach once his playing days are over.