By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO - After spending the 2009 season playing smaller teams in smaller venues in Série B, Vasco da Gama is back to Série A - the elite of Brazilian soccer. Last Saturday, more than 80,000 Vasco fans packed the Maracanã stadium (this year's record attendance) to witness the team's triumph over Juventude, which granted them a place in Série A for 2010.
It was a sunny day in Rio, and the temperature reached a sweltering 40ºC. The hot weather may explain the lazy rhythm of the beginning of . . .