Friday, March 25, 2005

US-Mexico: Friday Press

With the holiday weekend (for some) approaching, today is the last big day for national news reports on Sunday's match (1pm, ESPN2).

Fox Soccer Channel's Sean Wheelock leads off with his thoughts on why all the pressure is on Mexico.

Andy Gardiner of USA Today has a great piece about the US team's altitude training in Colorado this week. has a very tongue-in-cheek look at the match, poking fun at the mainstream US sports media and fans for ignoring the sport.

Andrew Monfried of the US National Soccer Players site asks former US players about the experience of playing at the Azteca.

Former player and current journalist Greg Lalas (Alexi's brother) thinks in his column on US National Soccer Players that the hype is getting a little out of hand.

The players are certainly hyped up as has a quote sheet from guys on both squads.

Finally, Paul Oberjuerge of the San Bernadino Sun continues his ride down to Mexico City. A must-read.

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