Mexico came to BBVA Compass Stadium to take on Guyana in what was technically a Guyana home game in World Cup qualifying.
Mexico would score five goals in an eight minute span to win 5-0 against a small country who few even know where it is on a map and has a population of 770,000.
Those involved with the rights to the game moved it to the states from Guyana (technically the home team) and ultimately the game ended up in the new Dynamo stadium drawing around 12,000 fans.
My first inclination was that this could be a good thing and potentially get some who have not been in the new stadium exposed.
This may have happened but the low turn-out was surprising? Or was it?
High ticket prices ($70 lowest priced ticket ), meaningless game with Mexico already advancing in Concacaf qualifying, little known opponent, and a short time to promote all could be factored in.
Earlier in the year El Salvador/New Zealand outdrew this game for a “friendly” drawing 15,000.
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