Saturday, September 29, 2007

Back at It

The U.S. team hit the training ground this morning for its last practice in China at the Women’s World Cup. Spirits were high, and truth be told, the team was glad to be out doing what they love to do, kicking the soccer ball around. The team has now been in China for 33 days, a long road trip by any standards, and the players are anxious to end the tournament on a high note, then get some much deserved rest before playing their final three matches of 2007 on October 13, 17 and 20, all against Mexico. After the Norway match, the team will spend much of the evening with friends and family, before heading back to the USA on Monday.

15 comments:

soccer4meLB said...

I am so excited to see the game against Norway. Good luck and bring home the bronze!

valekendall said...

Well ladies, I may not agree with everything that's happened but I still love ALL of you and only want to see everything back the way it was before this World Cup. Yes, the World Cup is HUGE and yes it's what you've been working toward for years. In the grand scheme of things though, it's still just a game and it is the people behind it that really matter. I pray with all of my heart that no relationships are permanently damaged because of this. That would be worse than losing the World Cup. I'll see you all in the morning (my morning, your evening).

Namaste,
Catherine

HMadass said...

Girls,

I'm here to wish you good luck tomorrow. You're world class athletes and I have no doubt that there is nothing but the game on your mind and making your country proud.

Send the rest of the world a message! Let them know that US soccer is going to be a force to be reckoned with for years to come!

Pete said...

Ladies,

Mistakes & redemption. Coach Ryan & Hope both made mistakes and both have a chance to redeem themselves. Coach Ryan and the 20 sooner. Hope, I hope soon enough. Lets move fwd. & end Cina 2007 on a win. I Hope Bazil wins so we can say we lost to the best. Great learning experience for all. Go US.

Ref Bug Crista said...

You are all probably up and moving getting your heads ready for the game in just a few hours.
We won't say good luck, you are good players!!! We'll say, leave it all on the pitch and bring home the hardware!!
Luv Y'all!!
Cincy Ref Crew

Jaimeson said...

What a game!!! I am glad I woke up to watch this incredible match! You all played so well out there! Now THAT'S what I call "The Greatest Team Everyone Will Know Of!" ;)

I am proud of each and every one of you...our US WNT!

Impedient said...

Great play and great win ladies. The 2nd half was much much better than the first half and everyone who came on did well too. Great job! Now it's really home on a high note.

YAY USA! :D

Mike said...

The team is head back, eh? How about Hope? Is she going to be "allowed" to travel with the team? Or, perhaps she should be forced to travel alone, as the team has decided she is not worthy to be with them.

The treatment of one player by the entire team is not lost on me. The team does not deserve any support until THEY apologize to Hope and the fans.

Jimmy Conner said...

The 4 entries today show the character of the team and its dedication to excellence in sport and as champions of humanity. My best to you all and Godspeed on your trip home.

Jim

Soccerfanze said...

Congrats on the win! You played great and showcased why you are one of the top teams in the world.

Dustin said...

Lori if you read this blog. You've been one of my favorite players on this team. Keep up the awesome work you make us proud every game. Good luck the rest of the year fellow St. Louisian.

<3 Dustin

dinamo said...

GREAT GAME!! congratulations!!
Does anybody knows if they are coming back home through San Francisco??? I would love to welcome them in the airport!!

Andrea said...

congrats ladies very well done. you definitely played as a team and it was a joy to see you guys bounce back! I can't wait to see you ladies play at the olympics and show the world what we have and more. Show the world how we do it! GO USA!

LivnnSanDiego said...

WTG USA!! You stepped on the field under all the controversy and showed the WORLD your best game of the match. You also showed what it means to be a team. It isn't about one player. We hope to see a united team walking into the next Olympics!! LILLY WE LOVE YOU!! Please give us 1 more year. You showed everyone today 36 isn't "grandma" it's aged perfection!!

Keep up the great work US WOMEN!! Reaching the semi's of World Cup is HUGE my girl's are proud of their team!!

SAN DIEGO FAMILY

dinamo said...

Mike, I agree with you...

I wish the best of luck to this group of women, and I really HOPE that everything gets worked out amongst them.