Mexico beat the US 5 to 0 in the finals of the Gold Cup on Sunday at Giants Stadium in front of a crowd of 80,000, most of whom showed up wearing green to support the bad guys.
What does this teach us?
First, that New Jersey is a lot more like Mexico than the United States. Scratch that, most of us already knew that, so we didn’t really learn anything there. But it’s pretty pathetic that even on US soil the US doesn’t have a home field advantage.
Second, it teaches us that the US is really bad at soccer. Again, most of us already knew that, so nothing new there either. But it was a particularly embarrassing defeat, the worst at home for the US since a blow out against England in 1985.
A lot of fans and analysts will point out that it was our B team. These are the same morons who pointed out that the US had a strong showing against Brazil in the Confederations Cup.
B team or A team, when you lose to Mexico 5 to 0 at home, you blow. By the way, Mexico didn’t bring all of its best either.