Thursday, April 24, 2008

Pia is Back

U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage ran her first training of this camp today after returning from China late Wednesday night. Pia was in Beijing (where she lived for a few months when she was the asst. coach for China) for the Olympic Draw and then toured Olympic hotels, training sites and stadiums. Today, she was back in her favorite place -- the soccer field -- where she and her assistant coaches put the U.S. team there a 90-minute-plus training in some humid heat at WakeMed Soccer Park. The kids of U.S. players Kate Markgraf and Christie Rampone made a rare appearance at training today (they are usually back at the hotel playing with the team nanny and waiting for their moms to get back), and after practice Kate shared a post-practice snack with her son Keegan. It's a pretty cute pic so we had to share it. The team will train twice tomorrow, including an afternoon session on the stadium field and then will have a light training on Saturday before facing the Aussies on Sunday at 7 p.m. There are 25 players in camp and Sundhage will choose 18 to suit up for the match.

1 comment:

Emily(LOVES US SOCCER) said...

aww Keegan is way to cute in this pic!