MEXICO CITY — The Indiana men’s soccer team is in Mexico City from March 8-March 16. Josh Eastern, Eddie Cotton, Juan Diego Alvarado and Michael Ramirez are following the team during its time in Mexico.
Each day the crew will have content about their time and what the team is up to. Below will be a running timeline of content created while on the ground in Mexico City. The team will also play two games on Tuesday (3/12) and Thursday (3/14).
Follow along with The Hoosier Network as we take you behind the scenes of Indiana men’s soccer’s trip in Mexico City.
Friday, March 8
Day one consisted of traveling to Mexico City along with eating a great dinner out on our first night in Mexico City.
Saturday, March 9
The day started off with the team’s first training in Mexico City. Check out our photo gallery from the morning session.
An afternoon and evening at Estadio Azteca gave senior @JoshEastern and other sports media students a firsthand look at the magnitude of Mexican soccer fandom. https://t.co/rQ3QdmRpQ7 #IUinMex #iuiseverywhere pic.twitter.com/w8qMTcRQsE
— IU Media School (@IUMediaSchool) March 12, 2019
Sunday, March 10
The day once again started off with team training and ended with a walking tour around the heart of Mexico City.
.@ian2black doing Ian Black things at training: scoring goals.
— Josh Eastern (@JoshEastern) March 10, 2019
On the first day of @IndianaMSOC’s trip to Mexico, we Mic’d up IU’s leading goal scorer of the spring, Ian Black. Here’s the first day of training from his perspective: #IUinMex pic.twitter.com/d6xDiePyYk
— IU Sports Media (@IUSportsMedia) March 10, 2019
Monday, March 11
Monday started off with a new setting for training, this time at the American School Foundation in Mexico City. They trained on the American Football field and then met with students at the school.
— IU Sports Media (@IUSportsMedia) March 11, 2019
Among the many new faces for @IndianaMSOC, Evansville transfer Simon Waever has already joined the team this spring.@michrami_ caught up with Waever in Mexico City to tell his story of how he ended up in Bloomington. #iums #IUinMEX https://t.co/JtHGXd2vFO
— The Hoosier Network (@TheHoosierNet) March 12, 2019
— IU Media School (@IUMediaSchool) March 13, 2019
Tuesday, March 12
It is finally match day for the Hoosiers in Mexico City. Indiana will play its first match against a Cruz Azul youth team at its training ground. Then the media students will get a tour of ESPN Deportes.
On this edition of the Quest for Nine Report, Indiana wins its first game over the Cruz Azul U-20 team. Hear from Todd Yeagley, Sean Caulfield and Joe Schmidt.
— The Hoosier Network (@TheHoosierNet) March 13, 2019
Wednesday, March 13
Today was recovery day for the team (and media members). It started off with breakfast at the hotel, a game of Settlers of Catan, a trip to TV Azteca, and another stellar dinner. As for the team, they enjoyed a jog through the park and a canal trip as they rested up for Thursday’s Mexico City finale vs. UNAM.
Thursday, March 14
Thursday was a big day that started with a visit to UNAM to meet with media students for the sports media students and then finished with the big IU vs. UNAM match at the Estadio Olimpico Universitario.
— IU Sports Media (@IUSportsMedia) March 15, 2019
.@JoshEastern and I got the chance to meet El Presidente!!
— Juan Diego Alvarado (@jdac96) March 15, 2019
.@IndianaMSOC‘s second and final match and Mexico City took on a similar storyline to its first: an Ian Black goal and a clean sheet.@michrami_ writes from Mexico City. #iums #IUinMEX https://t.co/tF5u4d3lRL
— The Hoosier Network (@TheHoosierNet) March 16, 2019
Friday, March 15
Our final day in Mexico City consisted of a trip to the pyramids of Teotihuacan.
**This story will continue to be updated throughout the week**