World Cup 2014: Mexican Goalie Is Overnight Internet Superstar
Mexican goalie Guillermo Ochoa has gone from unknown to Internet superstar overnight thanks to his performance Tuesday, when the 28-year-old produced save after incredible save to deny Brazil a win in its second match of the tournament.
Amazingly, Ochoa is a free agent as of July 1, and offers are likely to pour in after he kept a clean sheet against one of the most powerful attacking lines in world soccer, comprising Ramires, Fred and Neymar.
Currently represented by Shine Entertainment Media, Ochoa was named Man of the Match on Tuesday in what was his World Cup debut. According to Twitter, tweets mentioning Ochoa spiked after the match to nearly 2 million.
After the final whistle, fans around the world took to cyberspace to sing Ochoa's praises and to mock up the Mexican No. 1 as everyone from Superman to Neo of The Matrix to Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings.
See a sampling of the tweets below.