The weather has cooled down a bit in Guangzhou, which is good because the USA has two practices today. The morning will be on the field at the Guangdong Olympic Training Center and the afternoon inside at the very nice weight room at the stadium. The team is actually doing quite well on its jet lag recovery, which shouldn’t be a big surprise as many of the players have had plenty of opportunities to learn how to adjust to China time. Stephanie Lopez and Heather O’Reilly admitted to the Blog that they don’t really have problems sleeping, no matter where they are. In fact, O’Reilly said she sometimes feels guilty that her roommate gets up early (it’s usually difficult to sleep through the night when first arriving in China) and she just keeps snoozing away.
As the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States, U.S. Soccer has helped chart the course for the sport in the USA for more than 90 years. In this time, the Federation’s mission statement has been very simple and very clear: to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels.