Over the course of this year, Mexico coach Hugo Sanchez has complained about fields in the United States. He said the poor field conditions during the Gold Cup hindered his team's play in that tournament.
Now, Mexico is back in the U.S. and so are Sanchez's complaints. Mexico will play Brazil at Gillette Stadium and will play on an artificial surface, which apparently he feels is beneath him and his team.
"We're going to do everything possible to ensure that all of our games are stadiums and fields that are worthy of the Mexican national team.
"When the conditions consist of a grand stadium, a great field and ideal weather, it motivates you and you play completely different than you normally do, which is what happened (Sunday). The fact that the field will be in conditions that neither Brazil nor us will like, we'll see who best adapts to those conditions."
At least Sanchez is an equal-opportunity complainer. He complained about the conditions in Puebla's Estadio Cuauhtemoc. The stadium could not sustain a heavy downpour and Mexico's match against Panama on Sunday was abandoned at halftime.