People were excited when Mexico-American striker Santiago Muñoz signed a contract with Newcastle. Sure, it was a great move for the youngster to show off his talents, but much of the buzz was more related to the similarities between his story and the story of Santiago Muñez, the main character in the Goal!-movie franchise.
People imagined he would succeed playing at St. James Park and one day move to Real Madrid to achieve the ultimate glory.
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However, 18 months later, Muñoz's dream has taken a heavy hit.