Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rain Drops are fallin' on my head...

It rained almost all day today in Qinhuangdao, which shouldn't be a surprise if you saw the amount of dragon flies that were out yesterday. That's right. According to the USA's team liaison officer, Sheri, if the dragon flies come out, it means rain is coming. Them's some smart insects. It rained quite hard in the morning and evening. The ocean was churning up a bit too and there were actually some waves crashing on the shore. It's supposed to drizzle through the night and into the next morning, so the U.S. team could be in for a wet practice on Friday. The fields are in excellent shape here, although a bit soft, and the screw-in cleats could be called up. Interesting WNT Note: Goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart is the only WNT Player who almost exclusively wears screw-ins. But we digress...Hopefully the rain will pass and the weather for the USA's first match on Aug. 6 will be nice.

5 comments:

drenaud said...

How is the air quality in Qinhuangdao? Is the rain making it better?

drenaud said...

BTW, the WNT blog is my favorite source of Olympic news. You are doing a great job. Love all the news about what it is going on in China.

0994 said...

What is the date for the Olympic Wommen's soccer finale?

Zar000000 said...

cool pic, did y'all take that local or is it a stock image?

Brooke said...

The bronze and gold medal games are on August 21. The gold medal match is on USA and the bronze medal match is on MSNBC.