Thursday, January 22, 2009

Welcome to Pre-Season

The USA's 17-day camp is basically serving as a pre-season for the Women's National Team, with no international matches on the docket until the Algarve Cup in early march. The intensity level has been excellent and the fitness is also surprisingly good, although surely there are some sore muscles as training on your own is no match for double-days in a WNT camp. Today's two trainings and a weight session were excellent as the heat finally subsided in Los Angeles and a cool rain fell in the morning, making for perfect soccer weather. This training camp will be partially about tactics as Sundhage continues to mold the team, both offensively and defensively, according to her philosophy on how she wants the team to play. The team will have another double-day on Friday, then Saturday is off as the players will get the chance to attend USA vs. Sweden at The Home Depot Center as Bob Bradley's troops begin a big year for the MNT. The team will hit the field on Sunday with some rested legs for a full-field scrimmages.

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