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Don't judge things on colors alone

Many wore green at the Rose Bowl, but the stories behind the jerseys run deeper

Updated: June 26, 2011, 3:18 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PASADENA, Calif. -- Ninety-three thousand fans jammed the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for Saturday's Gold Cup final between the United States and Mexico and at least 85 percent of them were cheering for Mexico.

For the U.S. side, it was expected. For fans of the U.S. team watching at home, it must have been a bit jarring; a sea of green in a stadium that has hosted some of America's proudest sporting moments.

But this was no road game for the United States, no home-field disadvantage.

This ...

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