The brothers are all together now, living in Tampa during the NFL's off-season. They train in a garage attached to Martin's house, lifting weights and boxing to build fitness and playing soccer three nights a week with a team of teenagers, maintaining their endurance and keeping in touch with the game that first enticed them into sport in another time and another country. Often they travel north to the farm and work with their father. Santiago has resumed practicing with his college team, and this week Bill will return to Phoenix, but the three will never be far apart in spirit.
"The way my parents brought us up," says Santiago, "we know that if you work, everything pays off." The emotions you see on the field rise from this ethic, spilling directly from their souls. "When you kick the ball and see it going straight," says Martin, "it's just unbelievable." It is truly worth celebrating. The kick. The family. The life.