Like everyone else, I could not help but chuckle when I saw Panama had tied Mexico. But thinking about this further, I realized it is probably better for the US if Mexico is successful except when playing the USA. My reasoning is: Mexico is the only top 10 team that we play consistently, and for the last 5+ years we have a good record against them. The higher Mexico is ranked the more it helps the US when we get a win or tie against them. This is reflected in both the FIFA world rankings and in World Cup seeding. If not for Mexico the US would not be a top 10 team right now. The US will play the odd friendly against a top 10 team and may play a meaningful game in Copa America, Confederations Cup, Gold Cup or World Cup once every couple years. Compared to Mexico who we play twice in WCQ, and often play in the Gold Cup, plus average about one friendly match a year. It sounds like sacrilege, but IMO root for Mexico when they are not up against the USA!