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  1. Draw versus Holland a good sign for Ecuador

    Tim Vickery

    Switzerland, Honduras and France will surely have taken note -- their Group E World Cup opponents Ecuador cannot be dismissed as mere altitude specialists. They came down from the mountain on Saturday to start their preparation for Brazil 2014 with a...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  2. South America's weakest hoping to spring a surprise

    Nick Dorrington

    Realism is the name of the game for Ecuador coming into this summer's World Cup. They did brilliantly to finish fourth in the CONMEBOL qualifying group but without the altitude of Quito on their side, they are arguably the weakest of the six South Am...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Another false dawn for David Moyes and Man United?

    Miguel Delaney

    MANCHESTER -- You still couldn't call it a take-off, but this was a day of mercifully little turbulence for David Moyes as Manchester United eventually reached cruising altitude for a 4-1 win over Aston Villa. So, rather than an afternoon that bro...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  4. A gamble on a Chicharito-less El Tri

    Tom Marshall

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Altitude, lack of preparation time and the quality of Mexico-based players. Those have been temporary Mexico coach Miguel Herrera's stock answers to questions about his decision to leave out Manchester United striker Javier ...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  5. Klinsmann relaxed about sizable U.S. task at hand

    Roger Bennett

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What the Mexicans once had in the heights of the Azteca, the U.S. has found in the flatlands of Columbus: their own vaunted fortress interwoven with a history of success. No heat, smog, altitude or magic tricks here. Just the gritty...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  6. U.S. national team - Game plan for the U.S. against Mexico

    Doug McIntyre

    Doug McIntyre writes that Jurgen Klinsmann's squad will come into the Azteca tonight with an attacking mentality.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  7. Does the Azteca still hold its mystique?

    Jeff Carlisle

    With tier after tier of steeply banked seats, the Estadio Azteca looks imposing even when empty. When filled to its capacity of 105,000 spectators and when combined with the double whammy of lung-clogging smog plus an altitude of 7,200 feet above sea...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  8. U.S. demonstrated much-needed unity in win over Costa Rica

    Roger Bennett

    DENVER -- The U.S. came to Denver for the cold and the altitude. The Americans received more than they bargained for Friday, playing a pugnacious Costa Rica side in blizzardlike conditions that bordered on the absurd. Snow, wind and low visibility co...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  9. Instead of trashing Jurgen Klinsmann, U.S. players should concent...

    Josh Dean

    Hey, America: the first Most Important Game of the Hexagonal is Friday. And the good news is that it's at home (Denver), at altitude (a mile high, more or less), and at night (8 p.m. local, 10 p.m. ET) -- three factors that should favor the home team...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  10. U.S. beats Mexico in Mexico for first time

    Associated Press

    MEXICO CITY -- After 75 years of frustration in Mexico, the U.S. national team finally won a soccer game at its southern neighbor and regional rival. Dominated for most of the night at one of soccer's most intimidating venues, the Americans beat th...

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  11. GALAXY: Is result secondary at RSL?

    Scott French

    There might be no more difficult road game in Major League Soccer than against Real Salt Lake, a combination of atmosphere, altitude and the fact the home team is probably the best side in the league. It's the challenge facing the Galaxy following...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  12. GALAXY: On the spot with tight, tough win

    Scott French

    The Galaxy got the battle it expected in Saturday's Major League Soccer clash at Colorado -- more so once the Denver altitude had sapped their strength -- and everything it needed for success: expert defending (for the third straight game, too), clin...

    Blog | April 22, 2012
  13. GALAXY: Heroic end topples Colorado

    Scott French

    The Galaxy scored two first-half goals, took charge defensively after Colorado's speed nearly burned them early on, and overcame altitude's impact on their tiring legs to post back-to-back victories for the first time since winning MLS Cup last seaso...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  14. Feet on the ground

    Phil Mison

    Another week of feel good headlines for Fulham. Rising to the lofty heights of 8th however seems to have afflicted some with altitude sickness in the thin air. © guardian.co.uk Let me be quick to admit the view from the upper reaches of...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  15. September is EPL's proving ground -- soccer

    Mark Young

    Many people are already saying that either United or City will win the Premier League title, but both teams will have to get through some tough matches in September to maintain their momentum.

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2011
  16. Australia, NZ to play friendly in June

    Australia and New Zealand will meet in an international soccer friendly in Adelaide on June 5.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2011