Friday, July 11, 2008

On the Road Again...

After a four-day break following the USA's trip to Scandinavia, the team is back on the road as (almost) all the players arrived in Denver today to prepare for the match against Brazil on Sunday, live on ESPN at 2 p.m. Mountain Time. Defender Stephanie Cox gets in tomorrow to complete the 18-player Olympic roster. The U.S. team will have one training session at Dick's Sporting Goods Park tomorrow morning before facing the Brazilians on Sunday. The teams met a little less than four weeks ago at the Peace Queen Cup in South Korea with the USA coming away with a 1-0 victory, but Brazil will bring a stronger team to Colorado and San Diego that the one that appeared in Suwon. J.P. Dellacamera and former U.S. WNT head coach Tony DiCicco, the current head coach of the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team, will be calling the action for ESPN. Several of the players did sit-down interviews this evening for the ESPN broadcast, and kudos to Abby Wambach, who stepped out of a cab, threw her stuff in her room and went straight to her interview. She's a pro, that Abby. She's also going for her 100th goal on Sunday, but of course, she'll tell you that playing well and winning take precedence over any records. Still, the WNT Blog would like to see her bag the 100th on Sunday in the USA's second-ever match in Colorado.


Kylie said...

Woooo, I can't wait for Sunday!!! Finally, a game that's actually going to be on television: LIVE on ESPN (which most likely means high def as well!), and with Abby having the possibility of getting her 100th against Brazil, no less...nothing beats that (well, besides actually being there) =]
I'll definitely be tuning in from Illinois to cheer on the team!
Let's go ladies, I hope you dominate!


I don't know who picks bloggers for different teams but the womens team blog is always better organized, and always has more info than the men and youth blogs. well done and keep up the good work. speaking of the men, any word on when a mens olympic roster will be released?