U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage canceled the morning sessions on the field, so the players will just lift weights in the a.m. and hit the field in the afternoon. If there was ever a training camp that has served as a “pre-season” for the WNT, this would be it. The team has worked extremely hard and efficiently over the past two weeks with just a few days off, and after a week off before heading to Portugal for the Algarve Cup, the team should be fit and played in once they arrive in Europe. The players have one last scrimmage on Saturday morning, which will be an important match for several players who may be on the bubble as far as making the Algarve roster. By the way, it is a spectacular day in Los Angeles today.
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.