The reaction to this game has been varied as to it’s importance in the big picture between Canada and the U.S. Now many are voicing valid opinions, excuses and thoughts. I don’t stand in judgement of anyone going or not going , I am just trying to gauge the drawing power of U.S. Soccer as a stand alone.
Here is a piece from Steve Davis my writer and friend http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/20/what-is-a-good-attendance-for-u-s-canada-in-ja
My reasons to go:
*Nationalistic pride-it is US Soccer!
*Opportunity to impress on Espn national tv and get more meaningful games in the future.
*Dynamo players Brad Davis, Tally Hall, Will Bruin in U.S. national team jersey at home.
*Player development-get youth players to live soccer on a “cool” night
*Return of former Dwayne DeRosario playing for Canada