Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Day Before Norway

If it's possible, the U.S. team had a busy and laid back day, all in the same day. This morning, the players went to the beach for about 90 minutes of team-building exercises. The consensus was that it was a highly successful outing as well as a heck of a lot of fun. While the U.S. team has been known to get a little "overzealous" even in friendly competitions, we report that there were no bumps or bruises suffered. After lunch, the team had a few hours to relax before 4 p.m. training, which was fairly light, but still a good workout. After dinner, there was the usual pre-game team meeting that featured some video, which is always fun. (Remember when you walked into your high school biology or history class and were excited to find out that you would be watching a movie that day? Same thing. Sort, of). The team is definitely excited to be playing Norway tomorrow as it is still one of the best and most heated women's rivalries in the world. While the small confines of the field in Alvor may make this contest even more combative than usual (if that's possible), count on it being and intense 90 minutes as a berth in the championship game is on the line. Remember, due to Daylight Savings in the United States, the match kicks off at 11 a.m. ET on MatchTracker.

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