Tuesday, September 2, 2008

On the move

For those expecting Mexico to play in a tough venue on Saturday, it won't happen.

Well, I take that back. It will happen. Only it won't be tough for them. Mexico-Jamaica has been moved to Estadio Azteca.

Because of the weather conditions in the Caribbean, travel and playing down in Jamaica would have been challenging, it not impossible. Thus, the Jamaicans must now play in Mexico City. A 6-0 drubbing by Mexico over Jamaica in 1997 comes to mind, as does a 4-0 Mexico win in 2001 with Enrique Meza at the helm, no less.

Mexico will now have played all of their home games right at the start as El Tri will play Canada on Sept. 10 in Chiapas.

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