The Dynamo pulled off a historic 1-0 win over Santos but the celebration is short lived as the club now will try to make further history by advancing to the semi-finals of the Concacaf Champions League. Win the Concacaf Champions League and you have the possibility of playing against the winner of the European Champions league in the World Club Championships.
This is a huge opportunity for the Dynamo and it won’t be easy as Mexican clubs become something “different” in their own environments.
Santos is a difficult team at home and the environment will be something the Dynamo will have to deal with.
We often talk about pressure in the NBA and NFL but what about the pressure of playing soccer in countries where security is an issue? Where teams do everything in their power to make you uncomfortable.
Go back to the recent U.S./Honduras match in one of the most dangerous cities in the world San Pedro Sula.
Torreon, Mexico was once seen as a model of progress for manufacturing but now is one of the most dangerous cities due to drug wars, police corruption and on.
The Dynamo and Santos will battle a turf war of football but the same goes on sadly in the drug business.
Former Santos striker Chucho Benetiz now at Club America moved from Santos and Torreon due to the fact that his wife could not come out of the house.
One can’t forget the shootout that occurred during a Santos/Morelia game in 2012 that had fans and players scrambling.