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December 11, 2008 at 1:56 PM

Mexico otra vez?

It means, “Mexico again?”

Could happen, based on an ESPNdeportes blog post sent to me by a friend. I’ve linked to it but it’s in Spanish, so hit the translate button on your computers to get a sense of what is being said.

The report reads, in a nutshell, that the US Soccer Federation is looking to move the men’s national team World Cup qualifier scheduled for Feb. 11, 2009, from Columbus to either Seattle or Salt Lake City, and that the federation has until Dec. 15 to inform the Mexican Football Federation where the game will take place.

Here’s an item from soccerbyives citing the same ESPNDeportes report. It’s in English:

People of the Northwest likely recall how well the Mexico-China friendly drew at Qwest Field (56,000-plus) and for a rivalry match with the U.S., that number could be reached an exceeded despite the cold weather. So if this happens, Mexican soccer fans and others who came out for that match deserve a pat on the back for showing that Seattle and the Northwest will come out in full support.

The U.S. team, it would seem to me, prefers to play these World Cup qualifiers against Mexico in colder-weather cities to negate any kind of home-field or home-climate advantage for Mexico, its biggest rivals in CONCACAF. Stay tuned.

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