US National Soccer Team vs. Mexico - March 27, 2005 - Pre Game
The US National Soccer team takes on Mexico tomorrow in a final round qualifier. The US National Soccer team hasn't experienced much success in the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. How they do depends more on their state of mind than their soccer skill.
For the last two weeks the US National Soccer team has been training at high altitude. Is that enough to overcome the change in altitude? Experience shows that this should be enough time to get acclimated to the altitude from a breathing standpoint, but will the US National Soccer team acclimate in terms of hydration?
The US National Soccer team shouldn't have an issue as long as they maintain adequate hydration. The funny thing about this is that the more you fuel your system it almost leaves as quickly. The hydration needs to be replenished at a very high rate.
The other factor is Mexico's inability to score against us lately. Regardless of the location, the US National Soccer team has kept them scoreless in the last 434 match minutes. Should be a good defensive effort for the US National Soccer team.