Mexican immigrants have long been one of the largest ethnic communities in Los Angeles, and they brought their love of soccer and "El Tri" to Southern California. All over Los Angeles Mexicans celebrated their victory over Croatia which advanced them to the round of 16 of the World Cup. One of the largest viewing parties was at Plaza Mexico in Lynwood, CA.
The shopping plaza is fashioned after a Mexican central plaza...
...and erupted when Mexico went up on top against Croatia.
Fans of all ages enjoyed the victory.
And then later in Huntington Park, LA, fans crowded the streets, honked their hors and waved Mexican flags.