After I had had a few days to digest the fallout from the United States' 2-0 win over Mexico, I wanted more information. I wanted to understand why the Mexican players and coaches were so unwilling to give the U.S. respect or credit or even a handshake.
So I figured, who better to talk about the mentality of the Mexicans than the man who has worn the Mexican national team jersey more than anybody else ever.
I spent a long time chatting with Claudio Suarez on Saturday down in the bowels of Home Depot Center. He said many, many interesting things but I won't share those now. I have stories for The Press-Enterprise, SI.com to write.
But I will share this little nugget here. When I asked him about Mexico losing to a young squad, one of the responses he gave was this:
"They’re young but really I know them very well and they aren’t that young. A lot of these guys are important players within the league who have done well for themselves. Perhaps Mexico erred there as well by not having scouted those players well enough."