Monday, March 24, 2008

Dog Days of...Spring


The days are getting longer, the sun is getting hotter and the U.S. Women's National Team is doing double-days. Today, it was a team training in the morning which included some absolutely stupendous games of 5 v. 5 on big goals, plus 15 minutes of 11 v. 11 full field. In the afternoon, the squad was split into two groups for some technical training. The intensity and crispness of the practices has been consistently high as the team gears up for Olympic Qualifying. Tomorrow will feature just a morning training and then the afternoon is off, except for about a dozen players who will be shooting a comercial for U.S. Soccer airing later in the year to promote the upcoming domestic games. (In case you didn't catch that press release, first up at home is a two-game set vs. 2007 Women's World Cup quarterfinalist Australia on April 27 in Cary, N.C. and then on May 3 in Birmingham, Ala.). The USA hasn't played Australia since October of 2006, a 2-0 win at the Peace Queen Cup in South Korea.

7 comments:

FOXSPORT.IT said...

U18 played yesterday a great friendly game in Italy, won 9-1. Here you can find article and pics:

http://www.foxsport.it/PAGINE/STAGIONE_2007_2008/CALCIO/FEMMINILE/20080325_calcio_femminile_amichevole_graphistudio_campagna_nazionale_USA_U18.htm

Bye !!

Meeghan said...

I'm looking forward to seeing you all play in Cary on the 27th. Keep up the hard work and good luck in Mexico!

Stephanie said...

ok this is kind of weird. but i was looking at the picture, and i figured out who 3 of the 4 backpacks are on... but i cant figure out who's second from the right!!! anyone?

Zar000000 said...

How can you get tickets to the NC game?

Meredith said...

Stephanie My guess was (from left to right)
Chalupny, O'Reilly, Heath, and Rodriguez and of course abby facing them.

Pete said...

Zar, others,

For Tickets, go to ussoccer.com and get to teams. Then select WNT. Page where the WNT Blog banner is has a box with tabs for scoreboard, tickets and TV Schedule.., right below the studio 90 video box. It will get you to ticketmaster. Good luck, get good seats and way to support our ladies...

Emily(LOVES US SOCCER) said...

yea look forward to seeing you guys in cary, nc. im so excited!! my first us wnt game ever!! YAY