Lopez (ロペス, ropesu) is a former football player. He used to be one of the Five Soldiers of the Aztec Sun, wearing the number "10" jersey.
Lopez along with Zaragoza, Suarez, Alvez and Garcia was part of Mexico Youth. The five have their own way of playing football, the aerial Lucha Football Style, combining Mexican wrestling and football.
Along with Ricardo Espadas, the quintet spent their childhood in poverty. During those days, Espadas and the quintet once attempted to steal balls and equipments from a store. However, they were badly beaten up by the guys that the store owner hired. The turn of events was, coincidentally, that very same day. A charitable institution of Japan came and donated some toys, including balls and equipment. The six of them had been practicing with the ball they were given since then.
Lopez, along with the rest, eventually become part of the Mexican youth team, participating in the World Youth. At some point before the tournament, Mexico had a training match with Uruguay, in which they lost 1-5.
World Youth Tournament
Mexico faces Japan as their first opponent in the group stage. The Five Soldiers have some chances, but because of Jun Misugi's offside traps, Ken Wakashimazu's saves, and mainly the Tachibana twins' Skylab techniques, their aerial Lucha Football Style is rendered ineffective.
The first half ends 0-0. The situation remains the same for most of the second half, until the 75th minute, when Garcia purposely injure the twins and receives a red card in return. Without the twins, the four remaining Soldiers successfully reach the goal with their aerial technique, and even though Wakashimazu repels Lopez's shot, Espadas manages to follow and score with a trick shot.
Japan ultimately scores 2 goals during the last minutes however, reversing the score. After that, with a draw against Italy and another loss against Uruguay, Mexico is eliminated.
Later, when Tsubasa Ozora falls ill and has to be hospitalized, Garcia, Lopez and Alvez visit the hospital to deliver Espadas' message to Tsubasa and give him a special soup to recover.
Techniques and AbilitiesEdit
- Tope Con Giro (Tope with a Twist) Shot
- Aerial Lucha Football Style