Under normal circumstances, Indios and Cruz Azul would have had problems drawing people to a game.
As it stood, there were few people present for Saturday's game between Indios and Cruz Azul, and
it's too bad more people weren't there to witness Indios' dramatic game-winning, season-saving,
Primera A-avoiding striker by Javier Saavedra.
Guadalajara and Tecos will play their home games on the weekend without any supporters in the
stands. Jalisco state government officials and the respective Mexican clubs have taken the next
step in preventing the spread of the swine flu by shutting down these Primera Division games.
The count is now up to five, with regards to how many games will be played sans fans: Toluca,
Pachuca, Cruz Azul, Chivas and Tecos.
1. Chivas USA. Team made MAJOR mistake in passing up Stefan Frei... oh wait...
2. Seattle. Keller has yet to allow an MLS goal.
3. Chicago. Making a habit of dramatic road come-from-behind draws.
4. Real Salt Lake. Six goals in less than 40 minutes? How about some of that on the road?
Sorry I haven't been around to give my thoughts on the goings-on around MLS and Mexico. My
daughter's been sick all day so I haven't had the chance to blog much. Cleaning up vomit is not my
idea of a fun day.
I've also been trying to keep up to speed on the swine flu in Mexico as it's affected several games
I'm watching this game and it seems strange because the game, which is an attractive matchup, is
being played with no supporters due to a swine flu outbreak.
But one thing that's bugging me is the commentary. The match is on Telemundo and I wonder sometimes
if announcers Andres Cantor and Sammy Sadovnik can do anything except complain about the
What happened if a soccer game was played and nobody showed up?
Actually, it wasn't that people did not want to go to the match but rather nobody was allowed
entrance. A swine flu outbreak has hit Mexico City hard and Pachuca, which is based in Hidalgo in
the state of Mexico, did not allow entry due to rising fears of an outbreak.
Here's a story on Matt Taylor that I thought would be interesting. Matt Taylor left MLS with
seemingly little possibilities of latching on many notable places, then suddenly surfaced in
Germany. Koblenz is not a glamorous club but he's in Germany nonetheless.
The venerable soccer blog Du Nord is back, in case you hadn't noticed. Check it out here.
It's a pain sometimes running a soccer blog when you don't get paid for it and I'm sure brucio's
passion at some point was overtaken by his need to unplug and get away from things. So it's good to
see him back in any form.