The U.S. Women’s National Team has arrived in Portugal, which means the WNT Blog is once again ready for action. The same cannot be said the U.S. players, most of whom crashed hard following a quick lunch after arriving at the team hotel in the Algarve. Unless a player was in the New York/New Jersey area, all the players had to take early flights into the Newark airport yesterday, then hop the team flight to Lisbon at 8:15 p.m. (endure a runway back-up…we were 19th in line at one point), then after arrival in Lisbon after the six-hour and 10-minute flight (so short compared to China!), take the usual three-hour bus ride south to Algarve region on the southern coast of the country. It won’t take long to adjust (just five hours ahead of ET), but for now the players are dragging and perhaps not so much looking forward to a 4 p.m. team walk, although they all know its necessary to stay awake and get the legs moving.