Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Another Good Day

“Winter” days like today are why people live in Southern California. The sun was out, the skies were clear and there was a faint chill in the air, making for perfect training weather. The veteran group continued its theme of fitness training, although it’s been done almost exclusively with the soccer ball, and once again “busted” with a tremendously intense and hard-working practice session. The younger group did not hit the field in the morning (pool workout instead) then had a functional training session in the afternoon, working on some long balls, heading and finishing. The mood in camp has been great, although the two separate groups have had little interaction with different training times and meal times. But that changed tonight as almost the whole team and staff went out for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Call us crazy, but we think you could feed a small village on the amount of food they serve you at that place. Still, while burning the thousands of calories the U.S. team does during a typical day, they can definitely throw down the pastas, steaks, fish, salads and plenty of appetizers. And oh yeah, don’t forget the cheesecake. A special happy birthday to U.S. team general manager Cheryl Bailey, who celebrated her birthday with a (cheese) cake and a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday from the players. And get this, it was her birthday, but she picked up the check! Such is the life of the GM.


1 comment:

Changy 12 said...

MAN!!! i was gonna go there too! Dangit, I would have seen the WNT there (I live in So-Cal.)

Glad to see you like our weather.