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Win or Lose, Fans Cheer on Mexico's Soccer Team

"We almost made it, we almost made it. I want to cry, man," said one fan

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    Fans peacefully assembled in the streets of Huntington Park Sunday after Mexico's loss to the Netherlands during an elimination game in the 2014 World Cup. Jane Yamamoto reports from Huntington Park for NBC4 News at 6 on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (Published Sunday, Jun 29, 2014)

    Mexico may have been eliminated from the World Cup on Sunday, but that didn’t deter El Tri faithful from celebrating the team’s run as hundreds gathered in the streets of Huntington Park waving flags, banging drums and blowing horns.

    Street Closure, Heightened Security in Huntington Park

    [LA] Street Closure, Heightened Security in Huntington Park
    Expect a more visible police presence and a major street closure in Huntington Park during Mexico’s match against the Netherlands in the World Cup on Sunday. Jane Yamamoto reports from Huntington Park for the NBC4 News at 11 on Saturday, June 28, 2014. (Published Sunday, Jun 29, 2014)

    Fans were met by up to 100 law enforcement officers in riot gear, on horseback and in dark-armored vehicles who shut down several blocks of Pacific Boulevard at Florence Avenue in anticipation of large crowds after the 9 a.m. match.

    The celebration was mostly peaceful, police said. No arrests were made and no injuries were immediately reported.

    Beefed Up Security in Huntington Park

    [LA] Beefed Up Security in Huntington Park
    Expect a major road closure and beefed up security in Huntington Park during Mexico’s match against the Netherlands in the World Cup. Jane Yamamoto reports from Huntington Park for the NBC4 News at 6 on Saturday, June 28, 2014. (Published Saturday, Jun 28, 2014)

    Pacific Boulevard was reopened after several hours.

    The crushing 2-1 loss at the hands of the Netherlands sent Mexico packing, marking the sixth straight time Mexico made it to the second round at the World Cup, but did not reach the quarterfinals.

    Hermosa Beach Pier World Cup Viewing Party

    [LA] Hermosa Beach Pier World Cup Viewing Party
    A bittersweet day for the thousands of fans that packed the Hermosa Beach Pier to see the U.S. World Cup squad lose to Germany but still advance out of the group stage. Adrian Arambulo reports for NBC4 News at noon Thursday, June 26, 2014. (Published Thursday, Jun 26, 2014)

    "We almost made it, we almost made it. I want to cry, man," said one fan.

    Last week, five people were arrested in Huntington Park during a rowdy celebration after Mexico defeated Croatia in the international soccer tournament.