Just a friendly? Don’t tell Mexico and the United States

Good afternoon all. I’m writing you from, yes, you guessed it, my car. I managed to arrive somewhat early to Mexico practice only to find out that it is closed to the media. Now this isn’t a big deal but as I sit in my car and notice a variety of security camped out at a variety of locations I can’t help but fee like this is a lot of security for what is essentially a walkthrough the day before a friendly (Where’s Bill Belichick when you need him?).

This is no knock on Mexico because the United States does the same thing. The US team will train in Reliant Stadium this afternoon and it will also be closed to the public and media. Do they really need all the secrecy? Yeah, they kinda do. It’s a friendly but neither side is doing the other any favors by telling them who is playing. That said, it would be nice if the public could see an open practice and meet and greet some players. Ah well.

I’ll check back in after Mexico’s practice so stay tuned.

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15 Responses to Just a friendly? Don’t tell Mexico and the United States

  1. Ah the bubbling waters of our ever growing rivalry. Love it.

  2. Sandro says:

    Let’s go USA! They should plan a game to in the Tri-State area.

  3. VictorM says:

    Any idea what number of tickets have been sold?

  4. Postmaster says:

    Any idea what number of tickets have been sold?

    More than 55,000 tickets have been sold
    link to ussoccer.com

  5. EASTLACHIVA says:

    We need to play some these friendlies in Mexico. That way people can see upclose for themselves how good we are and how bad our new uniforms are.

    I predict a blow out 3-0 USA.

  6. Craig says:

    C’mon Ives, turn this story against Mexico. No fair and balanced reporting. :)

  7. Greg says:

    Yeah, now that I see the jersey in that banner link, Dempsey totally looks like he is running in his undershirt.

  8. kpugs says:

    Friendly my a$$. Screw you, Mexico.

  9. jason says:

    Ives,
    Love the image of you dutifully blogging from your car – thanks so much for all the great work, seriously!!!
    -j

  10. sublicon says:

    Today’s top story: The sewers run red with Mexico’s blood!

  11. ohboyohboy says:

    What a great post that was…

  12. Michoacano says:

    Ives,
    Great reporting!!! You’re a trooper!!! My prediction: Mexico 2-1.

    Michoacano

  13. Aaron says:

    Money quote: “Good afternoon all. I’m writing you from, yes, you guessed it, my car.”

    Ha, that was too good. You’re a trooper, man. Hang in there.

  14. Chris says:

    When the US and Mexico played in Houston five years ago, I managed to walk right into the US practice at Rice U. I snapped some photos and could have stood there all afternoon watching from just a few yards away. I guess things have changes since then.

  15. Uncle Jason says:

    We should lose just for having such an ass-clown-looking uniform. :) NIKE has absolutely no class.