The U.S. team played about 30 minutes of 11 v. 11 today during afternoon training and as usual, the match was physical and intense. The level of intensity certainly is not going to wane as the naming of the Olympic roster draws closer. If you've played the game at anything approaching a high level, you know the feeling when someone rakes the back of your ankle with a cleat while running at high speed, perhaps tearing your sock and drawing blood? See above. This achilles belongs to Amy Rodriguez, who got a nice gash from the cleat of Carli Lloyd after the two clashed in midfield. (For the record, it was a foul). It looks bad, but A-Rod is fine. We can't say the same for that sock.