Rivalries add another layer to sports, especially on the football pitch. At the club level, El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid captivates an entire country as does Boca Juniors and River Plate in Argentina.
Houses are divided and sometimes the tensions grow so high that it may take some time to get over losses, but the rivalries are what makes the sport so unique.
In the Concacaf region, Mexico and the USMNT have battled it out for decades and have become the marquee matchup in North America with stars like Jared Borgetti, Rafael Marquez, Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey cementing themselves as tremendous talents in these matches.
The two nations renewed their rivalry on Sunday night in a classic match that determined the first-ever Concacaf Nations League winner, which went in favor of the United States.
Christian Pulisic and his teammates are quickly becoming some of the most-recognized talents in Concacaf with many also playing at a high level in Europe for their respective club teams. In fact, Pulisic became a Champions League winner with Chelsea just over a week ago.
Today, we’re taking a look back at the 10 best USMNT-Mexico rivalry matches over the past two decades.