Thursday, April 3, 2008

Hot in Juarez


Props go out to CONCACAF and the local organizers for doing a bang up job of promoting this tournament here in Juarez. There is conspicuous signage and billboards around the city advertising the tournament and the media coverage has been excellent. The awesome crowd last night for the Mexico-Jamaica game surely played a big part in Mexico's dominating victory and the USA-Mexico match on Sunday afternoon - the USA's first-ever meeting with Mexico in Mexico - is surely shaping up to be a special game. We'll have to wait and see how many U.S. fans will make the trip over the border to support their team, but they will have to be in full throat to match the enthusiasm of the Mexican fans. Needless to say, Mexico's 8-1 win was big news with the local media, producing one headline that read "MASACRE TRICOLOR" which pretty much says it all. Since Mexico's men failed to qualify for the Olympics, the women's team has generated some additional interest as the fans and media want to see if the women can do something the men could not, a story that would certainly be unique for Mexican soccer.

3 comments:

Jeffrey said...

Has anyone found a way to watch the USA vs. Mexico matchup on Sunday evening? Thanks

Zar000000 said...

US WNT is gonna kick some A....
(can I say tha tin the blog?)


haha ;)

flowers said...

cant wait to see the girls play mexico! i will so be there even if i get detained coming back over the border because i dont have a passport it would be so worth it.