Thursday, August 7, 2008

Fans for a Day

A few of the U.S. players got to take in their first Olympic event this afternoon as a group went to watch the Italy-Honduras game at Qinhuangdao Olympic Training Center Stadium. The Italians looked pretty confident hanging around the hotel (but Italians always look confident we've found) and they had little trouble in a dominating 3-0 win over Honduras. There were two PKs and according the players "one great goal." The team was back at the hotel for dinner to rest and relax tonight. They will get to sleep in a bit tomorrow morning as training is in the afternoon. There might be a bit of shopping in the morning as well. This trip has been remarkably devoid of shopping for the U.S. players, but since they've all been here so many times, maybe they're shopped out in China. Speaking of fans, tomorrow night the team will get together to watch the Official Opening Ceremonies on a projection screen in the meal room. All of China is abuzz about the Opening Ceremonies. Just seeing the fireworks on TV above the Bird's Nest during rehearsal was amazing and it should be spectacular.

7 comments:

Impedient said...

Definitely good to know that everyone is in good spirits! We'll win the next one and show Japan what the US have in store for them!

Lauren said...

It'll be upsetting not to watch the US women enter into the Birds Nest, but I'm glad they're getting rest for Japan! Watch out, world. The USWNT is here and ready for action!

Emily(LOVES US SOCCER) said...

im glad there in good spirits!! :]
im looking forward to tomorrow because i know we can do it! the players have all the more reason to win now! GO USA!!!

Bri from Iceland said...

I just want to send fighting spirit from Iceland to Carly,Tash,Lori and Barney ! I know you can do it ! Go US !!!

Emily(LOVES US SOCCER) said...

woops didnt mean to put tomorrow i mean sat. haha. go usa!

MARDELLE said...

8-7-08

Glad to see everyone is in good spirits.!! Rest and fun is always a good thing. You will win on Saturday, I'm sure of it. :)

mcsoccer said...

In the entire first half they kept playing the ball over the top in hopes their speed could beat the norse. in the 2nd half they played alittle more to their strengths, but still were trying to play the long ball to no avail....the problem with this team is they seem better prepared to play the "friendlies" and cant seem to win when the games count. Its not Pia (if they were going in this direction they should have just kept April, she had the same results, and had at least played on the u.s.national team) If they continue to use this tactic they will lose....sorry I love them them as much as anyone else but I am a realist......