Will Foxboro get WC qualifyer?

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by Cambuur, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Cambuur

    Cambuur New Member

    Aug 2, 2001
    Does anyone have info about which WC qualifyer Foxboro will get?
     
  2. dncm

    dncm Member+

    Apr 22, 2003
    Boston
    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?
     
  3. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    please let it be mexico in the cold!
     
  4. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    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

    Playoff Match
    Nov. 12/13* AFC #5 vs. CONCACAF #4
    Nov. 16* AFC #5 vs. CONCACAF #4
     
  5. Jasonisimo

    Jasonisimo New Member

    Jun 3, 2003
    Boston
    Looks like we only get to punish Guatemala and Panama. Bring the March game to Foxboro, play Panama in Columbus next October?
     
  6. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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 :D
     
  7. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    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.
     
  8. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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.
     
  9. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If we get either the Costa Rica or Mex game, I may have to consider more season tix.
     
  10. Weber King

    Weber King Member

    Sep 28, 2001
    North Andover, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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...
     
  11. Crewbasher

    Crewbasher Member

    Jul 7, 1999
    The Enemy Base
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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. :D
     
  12. Weber King

    Weber King Member

    Sep 28, 2001
    North Andover, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    quick correction:

    It was only 58,000 and change at the old stadium back in '97.
     
  13. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Webster
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Chicago has a large number of Mexicans. In fact Chicago kept coming up as the possible city for Chivas.
     
  14. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    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.
     
  15. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    Juneau?
     
  16. Ultra Peanut

    Ultra Peanut New Member

    Jun 3, 2004
    Achewood
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You've not spent much time in Denver, have you?
     
  17. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Roadtrip!
     
  18. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If they have, they haven't been anywhere near the stadium :D

    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.
     
  19. tacos

    tacos Member

    Aug 5, 2003
    London
    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.
     
  20. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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.
     
  21. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    The size isn't right, but it's mighty pretty:

    Morrison Stadium in Omahah, NE, home of Creighton University soccer:

    [​IMG]

    Put the U.S. supporters's section behind the goal...

    [​IMG]

    The Magpie
     
  22. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think you can also assume that Salt Lake will be in the mix for at least one of the hex homegames.
     
  23. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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?
     
  24. Ultra Peanut

    Ultra Peanut New Member

    Jun 3, 2004
    Achewood
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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.
     
  25. Rev-eler

    Rev-eler Member

    Feb 13, 2000
    San Francisco
    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)
     

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