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They called him the Salvadoran Messi

Updated: March 4, 2011, 2:08 PM ET
By Brent Latham | Special to ESPN.com

They were already calling him the Salvadoran Messi.

It was this past December, and Dustin Corea was living a soccer player's dream. After years on the fringes of the American youth national team program, the Oregon native had become a hero to an entire country almost overnight by joining the under-20 national team of his father's native land and leading it to glory.

Corea, a former resident of the United States Soccer Federation's Bradenton, Fla., youth academy ...

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