Saturday, September 1, 2007

I think I’ll Have the Piccata

The U.S. team is going out to dinner tomorrow on its day off. General Manager Cheryl Bailey was trying to find a good Italian restaurant, not as easy as one might think in Shanghai. She was asking around, but then, amazingly, Amy Hopfinger, U.S. Soccer’s Event Coordinator who has helped set up the USA’s entire trip to China, ran into two guys in the lobby of the Friends & Family hotel who, get this, had just gotten through sampling 50 Italian restaurants in Shanghai for a book or website or travelogue or something. They recommend their top two choices, and boom, the U.S. team had its reservation. Sometimes fate just bumps into you, especially when raviolis and gnocchi are concerned.

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