Although the economy has affected his business, Rom Villamor's love for soccer is intact.
Villamor's store Chilango's Soccer on 946 McHenry Avenue has been around for more than 10 years, but his business experience goes beyond that. He was born in México City and came to the U.S. in 1954.
By 1980, he had opened his first soccer store in San Francisco and later moved to Modesto.
Chilango's Soccer opened in 2000. Villamor, 63, continued to play soccer for local teams and retired 5 years ago.
At the store, the most famous items sold are soccer shoes, and jerseys of Mexican soccer teams América, Chivas and Pumas.
"If there is something you want and it's not here, I'll order it for you," Villamor said.
For more information on the store call (209) 527-7624 or visit www.chilangossoccer.com.