Tuesday, August 5, 2008

And they slept...

The hall of the WNT's floor at the team hotel was vacant quite early this evening. With the opening the of Olympics tomorrow, the players retired to their rooms for some quiet time and a good night's sleep. The team had its standard pre-game meeting tonight after dinner and all systems are go for the match against Norway tomorrow. As often happens on days that feature night games, the team will do a lot of eating and hydrating tomorrow. Breakfast is 9-10 a.m., lunch is at 1 p.m. and the pre-game meal is at 4 p.m. The squad leaves for the stadium about two hours before the match (it often takes some time to get into a stadium on game day, even with the police escort) and then the countdown to kickoff begins. The mood of the team? Excited? For sure. Full of anticipation? Of course. Perhaps a bit of nerves too, but that's natural. Overall, the players are just really ready to get this Olympic party started. Whether you are in China, or watching on TV at home, thanks for being a part of it.

14 comments:

Derek said...

Thanks for the blogs. It is cool to see what the team is doing while not playing games. Just come out blastin in your first game. Scare everyone to death with your massive knuckleballs into the netting from the 2nd third of the field. Play with heart and never give up. God bless you guys. - Derek

Finlands finest said...

GO TEAM USA!

Gurpal Dosanjh said...

Good luck ladies...your fans back home will be watching!

Meeghan said...

good luck tomorrow ladies.... I am sure you will make us proud. GO USA!

Meegs
Raleigh, NC

Emily(LOVES US SOCCER) said...

omg omg omg!!!!
i cant wait!! go USA!!! <3333

Kylie said...

I've been counting down to the first Olympic game since January-it's hard to believe it's already here!!
I'm SO excited!!!!
Less than 12 hours (as of right now =])!!

MARDELLE said...

8-5-08

I have my clock set for 4:30am,or dark O'clock as it will still be night in San Diego...!!
I will be watching and cheering USA, USA, USA,..!!

Roland said...

Good luck tomorrow ladies! Kai and Chalupa: Me and my brothers and sisters absolutely love you both. We'll be hoping for a goal from you guys. no pressure, k?

Di said...

GO U.S. WNT!!!! I will be watching at 4:30 am.  I am so excited that game one of your olympic journey for gold is finally here.

Albert Li said...

Go USA! Me and my daughter are watching you from Utah. Have a great game!

Changy 12 said...

i'm about to take a 5 hour nap so that i can wake up at 4:30am to watch you guys play against Norway. Best of luck and I know you ladies will do well. I'll be watching from back home in los angeles and even though we're not there in china, just remember that you have SO many fans back home cheering you girls on. keep doing what you do best- soccer.

Lauren said...

I'm here for you every step of the way. Best of luck to the girls/ladies! We're all watching and all cheering for you! GOOD LUCK AND GO TEAM USA!

CaliAli said...

It was easy to get the kids to bed tonight because we promised we'd wake them up at 4:30am to watch the first game live! Only four hours to go and we're so wound up even WE can't get to sleep! Go USA!

Nelly said...

I am actually leaving work 1hr earlier so I can catch the game...Good Luck Ladies and hope all is well in China