Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
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.
Which is why the joke of the SA WCQ...by allowing for Bolivia and Ecuador to play in really high altitudes, makes it criminal to me. Ecuador is always either Top 3...or in the race only based on their home field advantage and Bolivia would probably not get a point if it had to play at normal levels.