[MEXICO-USA] How best to deal with the heat, smog, altitude, fans and Mexican national team that is nearly unbeatable in Estadio Azteca? The USA ... Read the whole story
"You're not playing on a level field. At sea level, I'd favor the U.S. But it's hard, an awesome challenge. The elevation, the sightlines are difficult. It's 20 yards from the touchlines to the
dugouts. The massive field looks like it's out in the country. You have the heat. It all gets to your head. We tried oxygen at halftime. We tried a lot of things."
-- Former U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena on the Mexico-USA World Cup qualifier. Arena teams lost to Mexico three times at Azteca -- 1-0 in overtime in the semifinals of the 1999 Confederations Cup, 1-0 in World Cup qualifying in 2001 and 2-1 in qualifying four years later.
(New York Daily News)
[MEXICO-USA] U.S. players arrived Tuesday in Mexico City to chants of "cinco, cinco, cinco" from Mexican fans, in reference to El Tri's 5-0 win ... Read the whole story
[TRIVIA] The United States did beat Mexico once in Mexico City. A sell-out crowd of 41,000 was on hand. Mexico went ahead on a ... Read the whole story
[MAKING A LIST] In story after story this week, it's been stated that the USA is 0-18-1 at Azteca Stadium. Problem is, Azteca wasn't ... Read the whole story
[HEXAGONAL] Mexico isn't the only Concacaf team in a must-win situation on Wednesday. Honduras must beat Hexagonal leader Costa Rica to remain on course ... Read the whole story
[HEXAGONAL] Four and half hours after Mexico and the USA kick off at Azteca, two other Concacaf qualifiers begin: Honduras-Costa Rica and Trinidad & ... Read the whole story
[WPS] Contrary to what was stated in Tuesday's SoccerAmericaDaily, injured U.S. national team star Lindsay Tarpley is expected to be back on the field, ... Read the whole story