The game kicked off in 90-degree temperatures, but we are told that the field's heat index -- which takes humidity into account -- topped out at 106 in the second half.
"It was hot," Freddie Ljungberg said. "(I've played in that kind of heat) maybe once or twice in the World Cup, but it was hot. We shouldn’t blame the heat, but of course it’s hot running-wise, they might be a little more used to the humidity than we are. But it’s nothing to blame the game on. We were – especially the first half even one-nil up – especially passive. We were time wasting on our own free kicks after 15 minutes and we didn’t play especially well."
Jeff Parke, who grew up nearby, and Michael Seamon, who played his college ball nearby, agreed you just don't get used to this kind of heat even if you play here regularly. But if you just come in when you're not used to it, it's just physically draining.