Local Theater Hosts World Cup Audience

By Nicole Ward
|  Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010  |  Updated 2:00 PM PDT
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Local Theater Hosts World Cup Audience

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Mexican soccer fans cheer for their team during the FIFA World Cup Qualifying soccer match between the USA and Mexico at Azteco Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico.

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It was a disappointing day for Mexico, and Mexico’s fans, with a loss to Uruguay 1-0.

It was a win though for the Chula Vista Center, which opened up one of its theaters so people could watch on the big screen.

The theater showed the game for free and gave fans a chance to take it all in with surround sound

People piled in and watched Uruguay score a win over Mexico. Both teams still advance and these fans will be watching.

For some, it's a point of national pride. Others just like analyzing the game. “They need to have the ball more and be more faster than Uruguay," said fan Ernie Medina

Another opinion from fan Francisco Ramos, “They need a little bit more speed, which is what they're lacking in front."

Everyone’s a coach.

After half-time, people returned with high hopes that Mexico would come back from the goal Uruguay scored.

Mexico coach Javier Aguirre preserved an attacking lineup that helped his team beat France 2-0 in its last game. Veteran striker Cuauhtemoc Blanco, at 37 the oldest field player at the tournament, replaced the injured Carlos Vela.

But the Mexicans never found the net. Its best chance came in the 22nd minute when Andres Guardado, in for suspended midfielder Efrain Juarez, fired a left-footed shot from 30 yards that bounced off the underside of the crossbar.

"It leaves a bitter taste," Mexican midfielder Rafael Marquez said of the outcome. "We're all unhappy with this result and with today's performance. We'll have to improve now."

More advice from our armchair coach Francisco Ramos, “Maybe their choice of players. I would have started with a different front. Maybe similar to the one in the last game."

It remains to be seen if the lineup changes for their next match.

The Mexicans still advanced to the knockout round at the expense of host South Africa. Uruguay, which did not yield a goal in the first three matches, and Mexico will face Argentina who beat Greece 2-0.

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