U.S.-Mexico game has added intrigue post-election

Athletes took to social media to voice their shock and opinion as it became clear that Donald Trump won the presidency.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — United States soccer captain Michael Bradley insisted on Wednesday that this week’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Mexico has extra intrigue and significance following Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election.

The Americans will take on their nearest and fiercest rival at Columbus’ MAPFRE Stadium on Friday night, in a clash that is always ferociously contested but this time has a unique political subplot.

“I certainly think given the way everything has gone the last few months there is an added layer to this game,” Bradley said.

“I stayed up for a long time and watched (the election). The whole thing has been incredibly captivating. I was very interested by it all.”

Trump became a lightning rod for controversy early in the race for the White House with a series of incendiary comments about Mexico, the American immigration system and his wish to build a wall…

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