Sunday, January 4, 2009

Flying West For The Winter

Super-sized roster ... The Pacific Ocean within sniffing distance ... Prognostications on who the emerging talent will be ... it must be the January training camp!

Indeed, the annual rites of the national team are underway here in sunny SoCal, and it's back to business at the start of one of the busiest schedules this century for the full team. The opening session of the nearly three-week camp kicks off tomorrow morning - well, today actually - with work on the field in the morning and physicals scheduled for the afternoon. Talk at the dinner table tonight centered on memories made during the holidays, comparing off-season workouts, and getting reacquainted with the rhythms of what essentially serves as an international preseason.

They say you never get a second chance at a first impression, so tomorrow is a big day for many of the men called in by the coaching staff to get ready for the match against Sweden on Jan. 24 at The Home Depot Center.

It's going to be a long journey, and we're ready to dive into it. If you have any thoughts, suggestions or questions, feel free to pass them along. Welcome back...

4 comments:

Robbie said...

Here's hoping Bradley wakes up and realizes the talent he has in Davies. Ching is what he is; a big guy who's only ability is scoring opportunistic goals.

Davies and Altidore in '10.

Rosie said...

When will we know where the other WCQ will be played at?

Rosie said...

When will we know where the other WCQ will be played at?

Evan said...

I hope you get some interviews with guys like Geoff Cameron. I want to know his take on his first camp with the MNT. Things are moving pretty good for him with the Dynamo and now with this it is just alot of great rewards for working as hard as he does. You guys do good with pictures and videos only I hope you can get alittle more this camp.