Originally Posted by dougdirt
I wouldn't know. I could barely see what was going on. Who schedules a game in Colorado in March?
The US does it because it gives us a bigger home field advantage against our southern neighbors, just as Mexico likes to force us to play in Azteca during the day when we draw them for a summer match. I'd also point out that most European countries not only have WCQs this time of year, but also league play, Champions League and Europa League in full swing. Playing in Colorado this time of year is no different than playing in Vienna, Warsaw, or Moscow. Just because the MLS plays a summer schedule doesn't mean it's a warm weather sport. The vast majority of Northern Hemisphere leagues play a Fall to Spring schedule and take the Summer off.