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Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by Cambuur, Nov 30, 2004.
Does anyone have info about which WC qualifyer Foxboro will get?
Ahhh, the million dollar question and I'm sure it is on a lot of potential and existing season ticket holder's minds.
I thought I read that the venues would be announced in a couple of days after the schedule was released. Maybe someone has the inside scoop?
please let it be mexico in the cold!
Not gonna happen... Mexico in the cold, that is:
Date Match (Home teams listed first)
Feb. 9 Panama vs. Guatemala
Feb. 9 Costa Rica vs. Mexico
Feb. 9 Trinidad & Tobago vs. USA
March 26/27 Costa Rica vs. Panama
March 26/27 Guatemala vs. Trinidad & Tobago
March 26/27 Mexico vs. USA
March 30 Panama vs. Mexico
March 30 USA vs. Guatemala
March 30 Trinidad & Tobago vs. Costa Rica
June 4/5 Trinidad & Tobago vs. Panama
June 4/5 Guatemala vs. Mexico
June 4/5 USA vs. Costa Rica
June 8 Panama vs. USA
June 8 Costa Rica vs. Guatemala
June 8 Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago
Aug. 17 Guatemala vs. Panama
Aug. 17 Mexico vs. Costa Rica
Aug. 17 USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago
Sept. 3/4 Panama vs. Costa Rica
Sept. 3/4 Trinidad & Tobago vs. Guatemala
Sept. 3/4 USA vs. Mexico
Sept. 7 Mexico vs. Panama
Sept. 7 Guatemala vs. USA
Sept. 7 Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago
Oct. 8/9 Panama vs. Trinidad & Tobago
Oct. 8/9 Mexico vs. Guatemala
Oct. 8/9 Costa Rica vs. USA
Oct. 12 USA vs. Panama
Oct. 12 Guatemala vs. Costa Rica
Oct. 12 Trinidad & Tobago vs. Mexico
Nov. 12/13* AFC #5 vs. CONCACAF #4
Nov. 16* AFC #5 vs. CONCACAF #4
Looks like we only get to punish Guatemala and Panama. Bring the March game to Foxboro, play Panama in Columbus next October?
How about US-Mexico on Sept 3/4? It would sure fill a lot of the seats at Foxboro and it would be a little less of an "away" match than if it were played on the West Coast. Shades of 96
I gotta say, the title to this thread has got to be ... let's just say self-evident, m'kay.
My bet says mexi on the 3/4 of Sept. A large stadium owned by an MLS owner. No brainer.
I wouldn't want to see a qualifier here before June, maybe not even then. Our field is always utter crap early in the year. It's embarassing.
If we get either the Costa Rica or Mex game, I may have to consider more season tix.
We will not get US - Mexico at Foxboro.
It was a sellout in '97, but the crowd was split 50/50 US/Mex supporters.
This is a cruical game for the US, based on what we will face at Azteca. The crowd there will be just a bit hostile.
My guess is we have something in the midwest, ala Columbus in 2000. Perhaps Chicago or some other cold climate where the USSF would have good control over demographics...
But it'll be late summer, and somehow I don't think that the Mexicans will find themselves in as difficult a situation playing in 65-degree weather as they did playing in much colder weather back in 2000. But your point is valid geographically speaking - the only way we can get a true "home field advantage" would be for the US to hit a smaller, less diverse market (I'm thinking Seattle, Salt Lake or Denver could be options as well as the midwest).
But in the end, you can't ignore a sellout crowd. If they got 67,000 in the old stadium 8 years ago (when the US team wasn't as good), and the US has never lost a tournament match in Foxboro, why not have it at the Razor? Sure, the Mexican fans will be there... but they probably won't be that obnoxious after we take them down 2-0, again.
It was only 58,000 and change at the old stadium back in '97.
Chicago has a large number of Mexicans. In fact Chicago kept coming up as the possible city for Chivas.
September ain't exactly cold in Columbus or Chicago ;-). Also, there's a large Mexican population in the Chicago-area, so the odds are they'd turn out in force if such a fixture were held there.
You've not spent much time in Denver, have you?
If they have, they haven't been anywhere near the stadium
I highly recommend the Mexican restaurant across the street from Invesco: "El Senor Sol" at the intersection of 7th and Water. Bring your Spanish-English dictionary.
I went to a Mexico - Argentina friendly in Soldier Field 6 or 7 years ago. The stadium was packed to the gills and there were approximately three Argentinians there.
I think we will see the Mexico match in a larger-NFL capacity--stadium rather than one of our SSS. USA-Mexico is the BIG rivelry for the US. No way it should be played in California or NY. True, the Mexican fans will travel but Foxboro has the seating capacity and the best chance of bringing out sufficient US fans to counterbalance the Mexican fans.
The size isn't right, but it's mighty pretty:
Morrison Stadium in Omahah, NE, home of Creighton University soccer:
Put the U.S. supporters's section behind the goal...
I think you can also assume that Salt Lake will be in the mix for at least one of the hex homegames.
I suppose that's possible, but I don't believe they will do that. I think they'll try and give as many games to MLS owned stadiums (which does include Gillette, since Kraft owns the stadium). I'd expect one here, one in CBus, one (two?) in LA, Denver or KC, and there always seems to be one in DC. Maybe the Mutts'll host one?
I'd bet against DC getting any kind of national matches until they're done ground sharing with I Can't Believe It's Not Expos.
wow, we are pretty fat and happy around here, eh?
not one post mentions the possibility that new england 'DOESN'T' get one.
i can't really give any good reasons as to why 1 of the 5 games WOULDN'T be played 'round here.....on the other hand, given the easy competition (relatively speaking since honduras and jamaica blew out their tires)....i can't give any good reasons why us soccer wouldn't test some other markets.
if foxboro gets some of the gold cup action.....does anyone think this may affect usoc's willingness to have more nat team games here?
(am i 'off' on this, i did read somewhere that the gold cup is still going to happen in this qualifying year right....i mean concacaf.com show preliminary qualifying matches going on i believe)