Monday, June 9, 2008

We Come in Peace

Did you know you can watch at least five full-length Hollywood feature films during the flight from Los Angeles to South Korea? That's if you don't sleep at all, but do eat the airline meals, snack frequently and you even have some time left over to play some video games or read a newspaper or magazine. Why someone would want to watch 27 Dresses, Walk Hard - The Dewey Cox Story, Vantage Point, I Am Legend and 10,000 B.C. consecutively, we don't know...but it can and was done as the U.S. team lifted off from LAX midday on June 8 and landed around 5 p.m. on June 9 in Seoul, South Korea. By the way, could the Inchon Airport be any further from Seoul? And you thought the Denver airport was a hike? After the long flight there was a nice contingent of friendly and helpful tournament organizers as well as media to great the team. When the USA attended the Peace Queen Cup in 2006, it was one of the best run tournaments the team has ever played in. Count on the Koreans to throw another great competition this year. The players had a great dinner, then hit their rooms for showers and sleep, but they will have to be up fairly early tomorrow as the process of getting acclimated to the time change begins.

3 comments:

said...

Did you all notice the crushing 3-0 victory over Italy on the European Championship from the Netherlands?

I'm a big fan of Hope Solo and I know she is for Italy, but what a game. The Netherlands showed the former European Champions how to play soccer :D

If the Netherlands win the tournament, the US WNT wins in South Korea and the Olympic games, then these upcomming soccer months would be just perfect!!

GO WNT!!

northern-star said...

Mede-Nederlander!

Hope Solo supports Italy? I think Edwin van der Sar is a great goalkeeper. I was disappointed with Italy tho.

Lets hope the WNT will win in Korea!

Lefty's Lounge said...

Good Luck ladies!!