What They're Saying: Miguel Aguilar

“I was pretty much depressed. I missed my brother, who was like my father. It became kind of hopeless as I came home every day to an empty refrigerator. I would cry every day at home. I gave up on school for a while.”

-- D.C. United No. 1 draft pick Miguel Aguilar, who came to the United States from Mexico at the age of 11 without documentation and grew up in a single-parent household in Sacramento. After almost dropping out of high school, he graduated from inner-city Encina Prep and the University of San Francisco with a 3.7 GPA in finance -- in three and a half years. (Sacramento Bee)
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