Monday, March 31, 2008

En route to Mexico...


The team is currently in the airport waiting for it's journey to Olympic qualifying to begin. (See above as Cat Whitehill and Lindsay Tarpley patiently wait for the delayed flight). The U.S. team is flying into El Paso, Texas, and will cross there as Ciudad Juarez sits right on the U.S.-Mexico border. Hopefully, some U.S. soccer fans will make the trek from Texas to give the American team some vocal support. We heard the U.S. team might stop for dinner in El Paso tonight (Tex Mex? Steaks?) before heading to the hotel to get settled. The mid-day flight gave the team a chance to sleep in and relax a bit after a hard training camp, but they will hit the field tomorrow for their first training in Mexico. The tournament opens on April 2 as Mexico plays Jamaica in the USA's Group A, but the Americans won't play until April 4, giving the U.S. coaching staff a chance to watch their two group foes before facing them in the tournament.

2 comments:

Pete said...

Congrats to the 20 named. Not on the list are Heather Mitts, Idia Trotter, Bri Scurry, Angie Waznuk and some others. Few suprises there. Injuries?

Laura said...

Good luck ladies...
wish I could be there, but I will be cheering you on from home!
Why aren't these games being televised....the guys games were???
We want to watch the ladies play also!