Thursday, April 3, 2008

Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez

The U.S. team got its first up close look at the game field at the Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez, running through a brisk 45-minute session in the last training before opening the tournament tomorrow. See below for some footage of the training. While old, the stadium (named after a president of Mexico elected 1858) certainly has charm and atmosphere. The field is wide and the surface is in good shape. We thought the stadium held 17,000 fans and that there were about 14,000 at the Mexico-Jamaica game on Wednesday, but we found out that the number was actually closer to 21,000 (wow!) as the stadium holds 24,000. We think it just might be packed for the USA-Mexico game on Sunday. But first, Jamaica beckons...and in the word's of perhaps Jamaica's most famous's time for the U.S. team to play with, "One Love, One Heart, Let's get together and feel all right."

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