Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pre-Game Training

The USA's pre-game training today was changed from the stadium pitch to the practice field outside the stadium due to the inclement weather, but the Americans did a short walk-through of Shanghai Stadium and found the field to be in excellent shape. U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage and defender Heather Mitts attended the pre-game press conference in front of a small media gathering before heading out to training, which lasted less than an hour. The rain cooled down temps today, but it will still be quite hot and humid tomorrow for the match. With more thunderstorms in the forecast, the USA will be ready for a wet game, but with the dripping humidity so far at the Olympics, every game has been a bit slippery.

3 comments:

kazza said...

good luck tomorrow girls

Jacqueline said...

Good luck ladies! We will be up at 3am watching! I'm super curious about hydration.. we have FWRL games this weekend and I can't impress enough to my 13year old G94 DD how important it is to hydrate days before (it's going to be 100 here in Danville this weekend.. but dry) How much water are you all drinking to hydrate? gallons? If you're bored and resting and can reply that would be great! then I can show Shelby what YOU said and not just MOM! :-)

JordanCornblog said...

Yes - go get 'em USWNT! Continue to score early and often - and spread it around - it works well! You guys are peaking at EXACTLY the right time!