Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Columbus after all

Tried to post this Wednesday but post didn't make it apparently and I didn't realize until this morning...

Looks like all the reports out of Mexico weren't quite on target after all.

The US will host Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium on Feb. 11 in the opening match of the Hexagonal, US Soccer has announced.

This means the US game will not be played at Rio Tinto Stadium as had been reported by multiple Mexican media outlets.

This marks the third consecutive time the US will play its home World Cup qualifier against Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium. Both other matches ended in 2-0 US victories, so apparently the US figured why mess with success.

Hopefully this excitement over the possibility of the match being played at Rio Tinto carries over into another qualifier in Salt Lake City. In 2005, Salt Lake played home to the US-Costa Rica qualifier so it's been home to an important match before.

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