Sea of green at the New Meadowlands
Swamp II gets test run as soccer fans pack stadium for Mexico's match with Ecuador
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Just outside the entrance to the Pepsi Gate at the New Meadowlands, as thousands waited to enter, there was a digital billboard that flashed an ad for the Jets. Amid the green and white of the team uniform was the explanation: "Futbol Americano."
When Mexico readied to play Ecuador, football meant soccer. On this night, green jerseys signified Mexico, which was a large part of the reason this game was a sellout with 75,000 tickets sold. Tricolor sombreros and flags ...
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