Australia vs Peru in Dallas?

Discussion in 'FC Dallas' started by boomersooner027, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. boomersooner027

    May 13, 2004
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
  2. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's not the big summer friendly at PHP we all had in mind.
  3. ZenCarver

    ZenCarver New Member

    May 26, 2003
    Richardson, TX
    I can't find anything on it at Ticketmaster's or PHP's websites.
  4. bigtoga

    bigtoga Member

    Sep 16, 2000
    Dallas, Texas
    Logically it seems weird. Why would Australia fly 24 hours to play a meaningless friendly in a nuetral country only weeks before the World Cup? Unless this in August... Odd.
  5. Brushes Sand

    Brushes Sand Member

    Oct 12, 2000

    Completely logical and exactly what The Hut complex should be.

    It's one planet, and the Roos are in the same soccer boat as the
    Nats inre: the ability to schedule "quality" Mundial warmups.

    Oz needs some Latin opposition as a tuneup. I've always believed
    that DFW (the metro area and the airport) are uniquely positioned
    (along with the rest of Texas), as, on average, based on economic
    factors and geographic factors, we are "most equidistant" if the
    considered locations include Latin America, the Pac Rim, and Europe.

    Oz must have decided that travelling northwest through Singapore
    or Mumbai to get to Germany wasn't as enticing as a gig in the
    States, vis-a-vis as a launching point to Germany.

    DFW is one of a very small number of airports that Peruvians can
    fly to nonstop in the US. Easy for them.

    It also is more efficient for the Aussies to not bring their euros all
    the way home for their first camp.

    LHR-SYD-FRA = 67000km. LGW-DFW-FRA = 31840km.

    In fact, if HSG were to be able to pull off hosting the Aussies'
    tune-up camp for Germany, that would be something of a small
    coup in the International Football Economy. Completely off the
    radar on the local sporting landscape, but noticed elsewhere.

  6. The Gribbler

    The Gribbler Member

    Jul 14, 1999
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes. I am all about seeing the Socceroos.
  7. BorrachoNJ

    BorrachoNJ New Member

    Apr 8, 2001
    hey guys--we were discussing this in the peru forum recently but for now it looks like it's just a rumor....

    there was an article (can't find the link) where hiddink -- who in the past spoke of his admiration for peruvian players like DMB's teammate jeff farfan on his PSV team -- was attempting to tie this match up....
    looks like it was unsuccessful...

    peru's already got a friendly for may 10 at trinidad....
  8. theodore

    theodore Member

    Nov 7, 2003
    Yes, I am especially into seeing the Socceroo Matildas. Outstanding calendar.
  9. wcharriscpa

    wcharriscpa Member

    Dec 26, 2000
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. bigtoga

    bigtoga Member

    Sep 16, 2000
    Dallas, Texas
    Okay, I don't agree with your argument that DFW is a good tune-up spot before the World Cup but I can see that you think you have a point :)

    Answer me this then: why is Australia interested in playing in a city with 100 degree heat before the World Cup? It was 100 degrees here yesterday and supposedly getting to 100+ again today. In May/August it certainly is much, much warmer than Germany in June, no? I don't know for sure - never been to Germany - but I have to believe that the DFW weather is not really a positive thing when you weigh in the "We'll have to fly 24 hours to get there!" argument.

    Why not HDC? Why Dallas? It's an extra three hour flight to get to Dallas instead of Australia. For Peru, it's an extra 2 hours on an 8 hour flight but for the Aussies, it's an extran 3 hours on a 21 hour flight. I may not have the exact flight times down but I'm sure that's pretty close.

    It just doesn't make sense to me.

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