After recovering from double-hernia surgery in late January (ouch!), midfielder Aly Wagner has joined the WNT for the first time in 2008. The veteran of 117 matches for the USA played sparingly in 2008 as she was hampered by injuries, but hopefully has put those troubles behind her. (In what hopefully has nothing to do with the position, another of the USA's attacking midfielders -- Angie Woznuk -- is not in camp as she continues to rehab a back injury). Wagner has not played a 90-minute game for the USA since November of 2006, but is hoping to use this three-week road trip to work herself back into game shape. The U.S. team lifted weights this afternoon (see Aly above pumping some iron), and will have tomorrow morning off before hitting the field tomorrow afternoon. It will be the first training during this camp for U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage, who has not arrived in N.C. yet. She gets in tonight with team GM Cheryl Bailey as the pair is traveling back from China where they attended the Olympic Final Draw and toured venues, hotels and training sites.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Posted at 8:14 PM