3 pm local time (Central) kickoff on a Wednesday afternoon? That's what the Mexican Federation has decided to do with the crucial Mexico-USA World Cup Qualifier on August 12.
Will it give them an advantage? Hard to tell, most are saying the average temperature is in the mid-70's that time of year in Mexico City. The smog and pollution could be worse at that time of day. I really can't think of anything else.
It wasn't that long ago that Mexico could schedule their home match with the US anywhere in the country at any time and not have to worry about the result. Times are different now, and we're reduced to this.
This should be interesting...