Saturday, June 21, 2008

Training Day

The U.S. got its first and only glimpse of the famous Kensington Oval in advance of tomorrow's match, hitting the pitch precisely 24 hours before kickoff. The field itself is spacious to say the least, and in pretty good condition after being used for international cricket (it hosted the Cricket World Cup Final in 2007) . The team spent about 45 minutes in training under the sun, with temps around 80 degrees. Not much work done in the pre-game session as usual, with some possession and crossing and finishing the business of the day. Much like Grenada, the locker rooms are actually on the second level and in the corner of the stadium. While the team trained, the final trio of players were arriving into Barbados as the Fire's Chad Barrett and John Thorrington and FC Dallas and U-20 forward Brek Shea landed in Bridgetown. The sun is setting over the Caribbean Sea as the team heads to dinner and a meeting to put the finishing touches on preparation for the conclusion of the second round series.

4 comments:

Amy said...

Are you going to post the answers to the chosen "fan" questions?

Btw, you never answered the last trivia question from the South Africa friendly ("There is one player on the roster who has the same first and last name"). Not cool. Who is the player?

Thanks in advance.

sdcastro137 said...

ok....Jealous of the view you guys have!!!! Best wishes for you all out there tomorrow.

diane said...

I can't wait to watch this game!

soapbox wannabe said...

Would love to see Brek get some playing time...