Good morning all. I’m heading to the airport for my trip to Houston for USA-Mexico and as I’m driving I couldn’t help but wonder what you think of the rivalry at this point.
We all know about the U.S. national team’s dominance of Mexico in recent years. My question is a simple one. What does the rivalry mean to you now? Is it still as meaningful? Are the games still as exciting? Do you still get worked up thinking about the next match-up?
For me, the matches are still great to attend. This week’s match will mark my seventh of the past eight (I didn’t go to the U.S. team’s 1-0 win in 2004 when Jonny Walker started and Eddie Pope scored the winner). Every one of them had a great level of excitement, be it World Cup or friendly.
So maybe the question might seem silly but ultimately I want to hear from you what the rivalry means to you now.
(As an aside, I need someone who has an RSS feed to SBI to email me the post "My take on the US roster vs. Mexico." For those of you who missed it, some folks wound up hijacking the comments section of the post. In my efforts to remove all the unrelated comments I deleted the post itself. Someone please email the RSS text of that post to email@example.com and I will get it back up so the folks who missed it this weekend can chime in.)
Now it is your turn. Tell us what the USA-Mexico rivalry means to you today: