Friday, July 4, 2008

Norrvalla is Ready

The U.S. team had training this morning at Norrvalla Stadium, the venue for the match tomorrow evening. The field is a bit soft, but in excellent shape, and the atmosphere should be electric as the front page of the local newspaper today shouted out: ONE DAY TO GO. Needless to say, the locals are excited to get an international match in this northern Swedish town of 79,000. The game will be broadast nationally in Sweden, which like the USA, is preparing for the 2008 Olympics. It could be a little chilly for the match tomorrow, and a little windy, but otherwise the conditions should be perfect for the USA's first-ever match against Sweden in Sweden.

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