The Houston Texans arrived to Toluca, Mexico, which is 90 minutes north of Mexico City, around 4 pm Sunday while the Oakland Raiders landed a few hours later. Concerns exist regarding risks that the elevation of and pollution in Mexico City pose to both teams’ players with former United States national team soccer star Eric Wynalda sharing some interesting thoughts on Azteca Stadium with USA TODAY Sports.
“Azteca Stadium is the worst place to ever play a sporting event, you can’t breathe. The pollution is so bad that if you don’t have some form of rain that’s brought all that down you are going to be sucking wind,” Wynalda stated.
He continued, “They (will) break a record for how many oxygen masks they have on the sidelines. The combination of being that high up with pollution is just devastating to the body,” Read more here.
Luckily the Texans will be in Mexico City for a short time and back in Houston Tuesday morning, just like a normal game week. It appears the Texans have been focusing on nutrition and hydration to prepare for the game against the Raiders.
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