Hexagonal Match Dates

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by Sachsen, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The dates for the Hex have been set.

    Matchday 1
    February 9 (BRRR!!!)

    Matchday 2
    March 26/27

    Matchday 3
    March 30

    Matchday 4
    June 4/5

    Matchday 5
    June 8

    Matchday 6
    August 17

    Matchday 7
    September 3/4

    Matchday 8
    September 7

    Matchday 9
    October 8/9

    Matchday 10
    October 12
     
  2. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any word on when the drawing to schedule the games will be? I assume it will be sometime after the November 17 games.
     
  3. Eric B

    Eric B Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    the LBC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. SoulflyTribeFC

    SoulflyTribeFC New Member

    Mar 24, 2002
    Thanks for the info!!! I've been looking for this specific info for weeks online and coulnd't find it.

    Gotta notify my travel agent now! :)
     
  5. SoulflyTribeFC

    SoulflyTribeFC New Member

    Mar 24, 2002
    Round Date Match-ups
    Matchday 1 February 9 -----1 v 2 3 v 4 5 v 6
    Matchday 2 March 26-27-----3 v 1 2 v 5 4 v 6
    Matchday 3 March 30--------1 v 4 6 v 2 5 v 3
    Matchday 4 June 4/5---------5 v 1 2 v 4 6 v 3
    Matchday 5 June 8-----------1 v 6 3 v 2 4 v 5
    Matchday 6 August 17-------2 v 1 4 v 3 6 v 5
    Matchday 7 September 3/4---1 v 3 5 v 2 6 v 4
    Matchday 8 September 7-----4 v 1 2 v 6 3 v 5
    Matchday 9 October 8/9------1 v 5 4 v 2 3 v 6
    Matchday 10 October 12------6 v 1 2 v 3 5 v 4

    According to the story, the dates and matchups are above. For the draw, teams will be assigned numbers 1-6. Assuming the first number is the home side, 3 v 1 is in country 3, then the breakdown for home (h) and away (a) matches is below:

    1: H A H A H A H A H A
    2: A H A H A H A H A H
    3: H H A A H A A H H A
    4: A H A A H H A H H A
    5: H A H H A A H A A H
    6: A A H H A H H A A H

    What would be the best option for the US? I'd be happy with 1 or 2, alternating between home and away. I'd like 1 to play a home game in Feb.

    I wouldn't want any part of 5. Three out of the first four at home, then four of next five away. Talk about pressure out of the gate.
     
  6. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    While I'd love to see Mexico all frigid in New England or Ohio, would that date really be ideal for us to play Mexico? MLS'ers will be out of season. Although, if LD goes back to Bayer, we could still put a good team out...but how long would we have them in camp?
     
  7. socrne1

    socrne1 Member

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Feb 12, 2003
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As long as we can play Mexico in the blistering cold I will be happy. Hopefully Columbus in Feb.
     
  8. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the info.
     
  9. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    How about we play Mexico here...[​IMG]

    It is a cozy stadium in a cold city that will be a shorter flight for the YA's.

    BTW, that is Rentschler Field in Hartford.
     
  10. SmittyLax6

    SmittyLax6 New Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    Shelton, CT
    Dude, I'm all over that. Great Stadium.
     
  11. HartwickFan

    HartwickFan Member

    Jul 31, 1999
    Climax, MI
    Club:
    VfR Wormatia 08 Worms
    Nat'l Team:
    Tuvalu
    Does anyone know what the rationale is for scheduling games three days apart, like Matchday 7 and Matchday 8?
     
  12. mtr8967

    mtr8967 New Member

    Aug 15, 2003
    Looks like a nice place. Is the field soccer sized or football sized?
     
  13. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It matches the international schedule. Most leagues with take off a week for international matches, the dates are a Sat/Sun and the following Wed. Players can play their weekend games, spend the next week and a half with the national teams. The national teams get in two games for a minimal disruption of the club leagues of one weekend. Except in MLS and other third world countries :eek: where the leagues ignore the national team issues.
     
  14. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    I know the USA played a big rugby match there against France this summer...that's when I first saw it and thought it would make a great site for a USMNT game...it looks big enough to hold a qualifier.
     
  15. asdf2

    asdf2 Member+

    Oct 11, 2004
    San Francisco
    Great looking stadium. Why no talk of an MLS team there? Is that fake grass?
     
  16. soccermusician

    Oct 20, 2004
    I waited for over a year until they finally played against the daines here in the HDC and i hope they play here again as long as it's not against an hispanic country.
     
  17. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    (Re: Rentschler Field in Hartford)

    Looks soccer-sized to me, but the question is, how many does it seat?

    Would this be very similar to Crew Stadium?

    Going to sticky this thread if it hasn't been done already, too. Absolutely vital information here.
     
  18. glove

    glove New Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    gaithersburg,md
    It holds approximately 40-42k. I saw Uconn-Pitt on ESPN thurs night the field is natural grass and was in excellent condition. IIRC the US last played in the state of Conn. say 95 or 96 vs Scotland in the Nike Cup don't remember name of venue but it was a small stadium of 20k or less. Being close to Boston area I am sure a qaulifier would draw a good size crowd. Should definitely be a venue USSF thinks about using espcially before next football season when UConn will need field.
     
  19. dna77054

    dna77054 Member+

    Jun 28, 2003
    houston
     
  20. IowaBoy

    IowaBoy Member

    Jul 23, 2003
    Des Moines
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My fiance and I are really hoping it's June 5th, 'cause our big day is the 4th, and we both wanna be able to watch the game really bad. Although at that point we might have other things to do than watch a soccer game....

    If it's the late afternoon/evening of the 4th, we might have to find a way to hook up a TV at our reception...
     
  21. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No owner = no MLS team. The stadium situation is practically irrelevant.

    Back to on-topic discussion, just because there is a matchday on February 9 doesn't mean we'll be at home - we might be in sunny Trinidad & Tobago. Or Honduras. Or at Azteca. Or...
     
  22. SoulflyTribeFC

    SoulflyTribeFC New Member

    Mar 24, 2002
    Yup, we could very well open in Azteca, which is good or bad depending on your perspective.

    Good in a sense that you get your most difficult game out of the way and you could catch Mexico off-guard and if you lose you have nine matches to make it up.

    Bad in that if you lose, you are off to a bad start and the pressure will no doubt mount after that.
     
  23. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since there is a game the 8th, I'd bet on the 4th to allow more time to prepare for the second game. You'll get six months lead time on country, but time and exact location will probably be up in the air for a couple of months.

    Good luck and CONGRATS! It's great that you have a fiance that would even take a soccer game into consideration! :)
     
  24. SoulflyTribeFC

    SoulflyTribeFC New Member

    Mar 24, 2002
    Nothing like planning your wedding around soccer! :)

    Preist: Do you take this woman to be your lawfully wed...

    IowaBoy and wife: GOAL!!!!!!!!!
     
  25. IowaBoy

    IowaBoy Member

    Jul 23, 2003
    Des Moines
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, we probably won't make it to the game in person, but we should be able to see it (we'll be at a resort in the Bay Islands, Honduras), which is what we really hoped for. We've discussed the possibility of saving for Germany in 2006, but I'm in med school here in DSM, so we'll see...

    She's about as big a soccer fan as I am, as she was born in Honduras and her family came to the States when she was seven. She's got me cheering for Honduras as my second favorite national team! And I've helped make her a Cyclone fan (plus she's an ISU student)!

    It IS good to have a soccer-loving woman!
     

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