Sunday, March 9, 2008

Update: MITTS

If you are a regular reader of, you know that defender Heather Mitts came to the Algarve Cup with the U.S. team a non-rostered 21st player to get in some good training as she continues to comeback from her ACL injury last May. At this point, she reports that the knee feels really good, it's just a matter of getting her fitness back and her body back into game shape. She went into several hard tackles in the first few days of training here in Portugal (that always good for the confidence after coming back from such an injury!), but took a few days off to rest the knee. She returned to training today going full out, hit some long balls, did some shooting (hey, she's got two career goals) and, yes, ran some fitness. Heather's report on today's training: "That was tiring." Still, Mitts should be fully cleared and ready to go by the USA's next training camp starting March 21 in Los Angeles as she competes for a spot on the USA's roster for the Olympic Qualifying tournament, being held from April 2-12 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

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