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Reactions to Mexico's gold medal show friendly side of rivalry and US nervousness

11 August 2:09 pm

Reactions to Mexico's gold medal show friendly side of rivalry and US nervousness

By Greg Lalas

Mexico's gold medal sparked a joyous frenzy south of the Rio Grande.

In el Norte, it ignited a Twitter frenzy of reactions. There were plenty of congratulations from US national team players and fans, but also a bit of hand-wringing about what the larger meaning is for the US soccer scene. After all, the US and Mexico are massive rivals, and they renew their senior side rivalry in next Wednesday's friendly at Azteca Stadium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, it wasn't just players. Journalists got into the act, doing their best to use just 140 characters to give the result context, especially as it relates to the US national team.