USA midfielder Graham Zusi deemed a saint by Mexican fans

October 17th, 2013

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(Image courtesy @SportingKC)

After the United States saved Mexico’s bacon in World Cup qualifying, the response south of the border was incredible.

When American consul Graham Zusi headed his stoppage-time goal into the back of the net, he became an international icon.

Hailed as a hero isn’t much of a surprise, but a saint? It seems like a bit much, but it’s the truth. During training with his club team, Sporting Kansas City, Mexico’s latest religious icon found himself showered with gifts.

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(Image courtesy @SportingKC)

That’s right, a group of El Tri supporters anointed “Saint” Zusi on Thursday, complete with a massive sombrero.

The outpouring of gratitude has been an awesome bonus for the USMNT, but we’re still waiting to see if Panama has an opposite but equal reaction.

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