Mexican goalie 'Memo' is overnight sensation

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico applauds the fans after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Estadio Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico makes a save after a header by Jo of Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Estadio Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (L) punches the ball during a Group A football match between Brazil and Mexico in the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico makes a save during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/Getty Images)
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa saves an attempt at goal during a Group A football match between Brazil and Mexico in the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa clears an attempt at goal during a Group A football match between Brazil and Mexico in the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa jumps for the ball during a Group A football match between Brazil and Mexico in the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa saves an attempt at goal during a Group A football match between Brazil and Mexico in the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa clears the ball during a Group A football match between Brazil and Mexico in the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa gestures after a Group A football match between Brazil and Mexico in the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Rafael Marquez of Mexico and Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico congratulate each other during the Group A match of the 2014 World Cup between Brazil and Mexico at the Estadio Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Rafael Marquez of Mexico and Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico congratulate each other during the Group A match of the 2014 World Cup between Brazil and Mexico at the Estadio Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico applauds the fans after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Estadio Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa makes a save during a Group A football match between Brazil and Mexico in the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (C) kicks the ball during a Group A football match between Brazil and Mexico in the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (C) controls the ball during a Group A football match between Brazil and Mexico in the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa dives for the ball during a Group A football match between Brazil and Mexico in the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Paulinho of Brazil shoots against Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico as David Luiz runs on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico makes a save during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Paulinho of Brazil shoots against Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico as David Luiz looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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It seems that overnight Mexico's world cup team goalie has gone from a virtual unknown to an internet superstar.

28-year-old Guillermo "Memo" Ochoa gave an amazing performance against Brazil in Mexico's second match of the tournament with a number of incredible saves. It's no surprise that he was instantly trending on Twitter. According to Twitter Reverb, there were nearly two million mentions of Ochoa during the Mexico/Brazil match.

Even after the game, the goalkeeper continued to keep the world's attention. One twitter compared Ochoa's ability to stop the ball midair to Neo from the Matrix. User @SupermanTweets photoshopped him to look like... well, Superman. But the greatest Memo meme has to the Gandalph-inspired, "You shall not pass."

More surprising than Ochoa's instant notoriety, the goalkeeper is a free agent as of July 1st, so he should expect to see offers flying in. But something tells me he'll be able to field them just fine.

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