Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Mexico Gets Look at U.S.-Style Football

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Mexico Gets Look at U.S.-Style Football

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In a stadium ringed by the majestic eastern Sierra Madre, the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys played a little futbol americano.

The game Monday night was the 27th in an international exhibition series that began in London in 1986. The National Football League's American Bowl also has been played in Asia, Europe and Canada.

Mexico's first American Bowl, in 1994 in Mexico City, drew a league-record 112,376 in Azteca Stadium. On Monday night, Monterrey's 45,218-seat University Stadium was sold out.

The Chiefs, who last year had a league-best 13-3 record during the regular season, will not have the crowd on their side. The fans in this northern Mexican city clearly are in the camp of the Super Bowl champion Cowboys, known in these parts as the "Vaqueros."

The Cowboys planned to unveil the newly forged combination of quarterback Troy Aikman and defender-turned-receiver Deion Sanders.

Dallas has been looking to bolster its receiving corps since the NFL suspended Michael Irvin for five games after the star wideout pleaded no contest to a drug charge. …

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