Friday, January 23, 2009

National Team Reunion

A very interesting convergence of past and present took place in the gym yesterday at The Home Depot Center.

With both the national team and the Los Angeles Galaxy in training at the HDC, their schedules happened to coincide for the workout portion of the day. A glimpse down the row of treadmills and stationary bikes revealed current MNT assistant coach Mike Sorber running alongside former assistant Dave Sarachan (now associate head coach of the Galaxy), and on the bikes Bob Bradley, John Hackworth and Bruce Arena.

Eddie Lewis bridged the gap between club and country as he went through lifting exercises with L.A., next to 2002 World Cup defender Tony Sanneh and former U.S. international striker Jovan Kirovski.

That's a lot of experience in one place ...


Aaron said...

That's awesome.

I'll always remember Tony Sanneh sending that great cross into Brian McBride during the 2002 World Cup. After the game one of them got interviewed about it and they said yeah we used to always do that back when they played for the Milwaukee Rampage. A great moment in US Soccer!

RightWinger8 said...

Apparently Sanneh and McBride joked about doing that same cross in the locker room before the game. Hopefully Kirovski will make an accurate fill in for Donovan. he will in my mind because he plays as a Center Forward/Attacking Midfielder. Very creative.

mike said...

will the line up and roster change for feb 11 usa v mex? and will some of the euro based players be there?