Monday, March 2, 2009

RainGarve

While it's nothing compared to the blizzard hitting the eastern part of the USA, it was quite rainy in the usually sunny Algarve today. Which was unfortunate, as it was the day off from training for the U.S. team. About 75% of the squad headed east to spend the afternoon in Seville, a beautiful Spanish city not far from the Portugal border. It was also rainy in Seville, but that didn't stop the U.S. players from touring around the city, doing a bit of shopping and having a nice lunch of tapas. Unfortunately, the forecast is for more rain tomorrow during the USA's final pre-Algarve practice, and then again on Wednesday for the Denmark match. The Algarve can be quite windy on any given day, but add in some rain and there could be some adverse conditions for the tournament openers on March 4. The USA-Denmark match is probably the marquee match-up on the first day as it pits the participants in the last two Algarve Cup Finals, but Sweden vs. China will also certainly be interesting.

3 comments:

Kristen O. said...

Oh yes... it's been snowing all day in NC. But don't worry.. I won't miss the Denmark match :D

Denise said...

Hey, its pretty cool that the team visited Spain for a bit. We got hit with a foot of snow over here! Maybe if Carly Lloyd was super lucky, she could have seen an FC Barcelona player just wandering around! Although the chances of that would be pretty slim.

MARDELLE said...

OK I will ask where did you get the hat for the frog. !! :)