Tuesday, June 3, 2008

On to Korea...


Training camp is over. Ended yesterday, in fact. Now the team will have a week-long break before leaving for the Peace Queen Cup in South Korea. The two-week camp marked the final chance for some players to make an impact on head coach Pia Sundhage and her coaching staff as they have pared the number of players eligible for the Olympic Team down to 22. See below.


This weekend was pretty light for the U.S. team. Saturday featured scrimmage matches and Sunday was just weights. Monday morning was a light session featuring the final 22. The team played some intense 6 v. 6 matches and finished with some finishing, before most players went straight to the airport to hop flights home and get some rest before traveling to the Peace Queen Cup. If we haven't mentioned it before, the Peace Queen Cup is a superbly organized event with great stadiums and great games. It should be an excellent tournament for the U.S. team as the final pieces of the Olympic puzzle come together.

5 comments:

Kylie said...

Congrats to those who made it!! Now that we have the roster, it makes the tournament seem that much closer...I can't wait for June 15th! =]

Emily(LOVES US SOCCER) said...

me too! im so excited! its just 1 step closer to the olympics!

Asiankp said...

no Stephanie Cox?? Thats too bad.

Impedient said...

That's awesome and all the best to the team for the event! I'm sure were going to do well and win it!

Laura said...

i agree...it's too bad not to see stephanie on this roster. she was such an anchor in the back. hopefully she will be back because she deserves it.
good luck to the rest of you. we know you will make us proud!