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Video: Chicharito's goal for Mexico

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, El Tri's 21-year-old sensation from Chivas Guadalajara, elevates for the first goal in Mexico's 2-0 friendly victory over New Zealand in front of 90,000-plus at the Rose Bowl. (What's with the Mexican uniforms?) He has three goals in the past two matches. Both his father and grandfather played for Chivas.

Last night's goal was a gem of a header:

By Steve Goff  |  March 4, 2010; 10:31 AM ET
Categories:  Mexico  
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They sweat green?

Posted by: Juan-John1 | March 4, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Wow! it looks like he hung in the air for an eternity. What a goal.

Posted by: nffcnnr | March 4, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

¡Dios mio! ¡Que golazo!

Posted by: EdTheRed | March 4, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

What's with the Mexican uniforms?

They are made by adidas, hence the suckiness.

Posted by: Kev29 | March 4, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Easy to see why Mexico plays its friendlies in the U.S. 90K on Wednesday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. With the kind of income the FMFA makes in the U.S. can't imagine they have any financial problems.

Posted by: sbg1 | March 4, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Kit is better than their all-green shirt, which blends into the field so well.

Posted by: Ron16 | March 4, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Did NZ do their haka deal before the match? Is that only for rugby? How about in South Africa?

Posted by: fallschurch1 | March 4, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Are all Mexican announcers REQUIRED to yell "GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL" at the top of their lungs? And are prizes awarded for the one who can extend the call the longest? You would think that someone would try a different goal call, unless it's written into their contract.

Posted by: b18bolo | March 4, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

@b18bolo -- Your ignorance is showing. That was the voice of Andres Cantor, the leading American soccer announcer. He's even done some games in English for ABC, I believe -- but his bailiwick is Spanish-language soccer broadcasts for Spanish-speakers here in the USA. Currently, he works for Telemundo, the American Spanish-language network that carried the game in the USA. And, he's famous here for his "GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL" calls.

About those uniforms, though -- I have a theory. Check out the green shapes in the underarms at 00:23 of the clip. Is it just me or do they appear to be in the shape of the USA? OR, at least the eastern half of the USA? Are the Mexicans signaling their territorial ambitions the way Yasir Arafat famously did with the way he shaped his Kaffiyeh for every public appearance?

Posted by: fischy | March 4, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

"Are the Mexicans signaling their territorial ambitions the way Yasir Arafat famously did with the way he shaped his Kaffiyeh for every public appearance?"

Yes, yes we are...

- Pedro, the Mexican.

Posted by: StereoGol | March 4, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

With all the young talent that Mexico has, I'm starting to worry that in three or four years US victories over Mexico are going to be hard to come by (and not just in the Azteca).

Posted by: BooThisMan | March 4, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Noooooboooody calls a goal like Andres Cantor!!!!

Posted by: 9Nine9 | March 6, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

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