Sea of green at the New Meadowlands

Swamp II gets test run as soccer fans pack stadium for Mexico's match with Ecuador

Updated: May 7, 2010, 10:57 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

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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