Do they have sea level tents? Seriously, the 24 altitude tents deal has to be one of the most sporting things we've seen at sporting. It is paying attention to detail to a crazy degree. I loved the fact that the USNMT "considered" doing the same thing. Another of the trully SKC things they did in this game was completely own it. The reality is that if you'd teleported Melia out of picture every time they lined up to shoot, we'd have still come away with a shut out. That was in part ineptitude, but we were also really good. Stats breakdown (sorry about the length, that's what she said, etc): First, we go to their impressive house, at their impressive altitude, and come away leading in SOG by 6-0. that's impressive (though one was very close and probably had Melia beat when it bounced off the post). We held the ball for 62 percent of the game. We completed 631 passes to their 370. we completed 89 percent of our passes! That percent only dipped to 75 percent of our 100 passes in the final third. They were below 63 percent on their 83 passes in the final third, 79 perent over all. When i used to coach, I'd tell my kids that success versus failure comes down to little moments. we run through the line and save a ball that they let roll out. We make a run that creates an angle to hold possession when put their head down. We keep our traps clean when they get sloppy, etc. SKC was that sort of team x10 last night. I mean, they came out firing and went after us, even after the Gerso goal and until the Nemth PK (after which they quit). The duals were pretty much even, we had 44 won to their 43. The tackles won were even at 9. Look at the five minute breakdowns. They came out and controlled the first one. We took the second, and scored. They controlled the third, but were less in control than they had been. Then in the sixth period they were again on top but by an even thinner margin. It was a back and forth match, but as it wore on, at their altitude, we were getting stronger. I wish we had the running stats. Look at Gerso's game. He had four negatives. Felipe was all over the park, he had 7 negative moments. Ilie, my MOTM, had something like 13 negative moments and 100 positive ones. Everyone was playing well.The activity maps on Besler and Fontas look like Angel wings, perfect complements to each other. So doe the maps for Johnny, Nemeth and Gerso, (everyone dominated their lane). As the announcer said at one point, it looks like Nemeth was their missing piece. Our movement is beautiful. Maybe we shouldn't read too much in destroying a wobbling side. And maybe we shouldn't take too much pride in the fact that their fans were giving our players the Ole treatment, and applauding us off the field. But in persepctive: Toluca is dead in the middle of this season. This was our second game. Toluca lives at that altitude. This was the first time we'd ever played in it. This was the most dominant an MLS team has ever been in a two game series with a Liga MX team. Takeaway: Vermes is a god.