Re: USMNT: The March to Brazil - World Cup 2014
Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Just throwing this out there. Every other country uses their home field advantage to the tee. When US lost to Honduras they played on a terrible field in a dangerous city in high humidity. Mexico plays most of their big games in elevation at Estadio Azteca. Why doesn't the US do that? They have one of the biggest advantages in the world being able to train in altitude (Denver) while also playing in high humidity (Florida) but they really don't use that to their advantage. If I were them I would play every game in Denver (or Salt Lake) and then against Mexico I would bring them to New England or the Pacific North West.
I think in general, the US feels like they should qualify without resorting to such tactics, and that it's more important to spread the games around the country in order to grow it. I think we have seen them move away from playing a lot of home games in big cities like New York, LA, and Chicago in order to keep from putting the game where there are likely to be a lot of opposing fans.
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