While catching up on some soccer news on one of my favorite blogs, Soccer By Ives, I came across this interesting headline: Mexican team Club America pulls out of Arizona game because of immigration law.

The game in question was slated for July 7 at the University of Phoenix Stadium against fellow Primera Division foe Pachuca, which is the club team for American World Cup hopeful Jose Francisco Torres. Club America cited the controversial immigration bill for dropping the game from its schedule and has the support of the Mexican government.

As for Pachuca, they managed a 2-2 draw with Toluca Wednesday in the first leg of their semifinal series. Torres started and played 62 minutes. Pachuca now must go on the road for the second leg Saturday.

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If the team should win, it presents an interesting dilemma for Torres, who is expected to join his American teammates in camp Monday. The United States is allowed to summon any player (with a few exceptions) after May 16, but has yet to comment on Torres situation.