When asked for the formula to stop Chicharito, U.S. defender Cameron, said that the defense will have to, "Get tight to him and always keep an eye on him because his movement is fantastic…He's always playing off your back shoulder and he just has a knack for the goal. He's always sniffing around. He's a good forward and a goalscorer. You just have to be prepared and keep an eye out all the time because you never know where he is."
Gonzalez also gave his thoughts about the Manchester united striker, saying, "He's just a great goal scorer...He's very mobile. During crosses you can look back and you see him one place and the next thing you know he's somewhere else. You just have to be able to keep your eye on him and the ball. If you can manage to do that and play tough on him I think we can hopefully not let him get a goal."
In the same press conference on Monday, Herculez Gomez compared himself to Chicharito, saying that, "I think he's a very opportunistic player...I see a lot of his characteristics that I have. I don't consider myself a guy that's going to dazzle doing step-overs or what not and he's not either. I depend on my movements, I depend on getting into good positions. I depend on being mentally tough. Whatever the situation is, I weather it and I try to overcome and I think he's the same type of kid."
"My whole game is movements and his movements are unreal. They're amazing," continued Gomez, "He finds these gaps and these spaces and makes himself available. His goals sometimes aren't the prettiest, but he's such an effective player in his movement."
It's obvious that Chicharito is the target man to stop for the USMNT. The seemingly growing respect that he receives will turn to aggressiveness on the field while he is on the ball. If Mexico wants to win, then they must look for options outside of Chicharito and if the USMNT want to win, then they must make sure that 'Cheech' does not find any open spaces. The never-ending vicious cycle.