We know Roger Espinoza as a talented, tough-tackling midfielder who’s been a key part of Sporting Kansas City’s success over the last five years.
While the Honduran international is hard-nosed on the field, he’s got a softer side off it. That much became clear during an offseason trip to his hometown of Puerto Cortes, on Honduras’ Caribbean coast, and Santa Barbara, where he volunteered with the humanitarian nonprofit Unbound.
In addition to hosting a soccer clinic for local kids, Espinoza took a few personal days to see family, friends and the countryside where he lived until age 11, when he and his family moved to the Denver area.
Daltonic Films traveled to Honduras with Espinoza and chronicled his visit to his country as he worked with Unbound, met with loved ones and took in some of the stunning mountain scenery. The result is the mini-documentary, “Origins: Roger Espinoza.”
Directed by Ethan Steinman, the film offers a new view of Espinoza, peeling away his rugged on-field persona to reveal what he means to the Honduran and Kansas City communities. Check it out above.