Dallas & San Jose to Host Olympic Warm Up Games
Everyone's all gaga over stoking the US-Mexico rivalry at every level possible. Everyone is also gaga over making stacks of money for their coffers. The best way to achieve those goals are for MLS clubs to play Mexican clubs in meaningful competition (Superliga you get a gold star). When those opportunities are not available you have to get creative, which is what San Jose & FC Dallas have done.
The two Western Conference sides will present the Mexican Olympic team in separate friendlies on March 2 at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. - site of the big-money 'Quakes' home matches - and on March 6 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco. The Olympic teams are essentially U-23's squads, but with hot young bucks like goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (he of the perpetual 'wet look' hairstyle), Luis Angel Landin, Pablo Barrera and Cesar Villaluz on the roster it's hardly going to be little league game.
As for the oppostion, they take on the Olympic teams from two of the most isolated groups of gringos in the world; Australia in Oakland and Finland in Frisco. Tickets are on sale now for the Frisco.