Tuesday, June 30, 2009

You Asked If The Coaches Sleep

Great question, Leonardo. As you all know, training camp opens today for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, two days after the U.S. took second place in the FIFA Confederations Cup after five games in 13 days. So what was on tap for the coaches in between? Here's a sample of one itinerary:

June 29
1 a.m. - team arrives back at hotel following Confederations Cup final
7 a.m. - breakfast and meeting
9 a.m. - depart for site inspection of base camp for 2010 FIFA World Cup (if U.S. qualifies)
12 p.m. - lunch and meeting
3 p.m. - personal bags brought to lobby for departure for airport
8:30 p.m. - depart hotel for airport
11:30 p.m. - flight from Johannesburg to Amsterdam (11 hours, 10 minutes)

June 30
10:40 a.m. - arrival into Amsterdam
1:25 p.m. - flight from Amsterdam to Los Angeles International (10 hours, 55 minutes)
3:20 p.m (PT) - arrival into LAX (time difference - minus 9 hours)
5:30 p.m. - flight from LAX to Seattle (2 hours, 33 minutes)
8:03 p.m. - arrival into Seattle
9 p.m. - dinner and meeting

We're no mathematicians, but that seems like a really long day.

Oh, and July 1 begins with breakfast at 8 a.m. and training at 10 a.m.


Milkshake of Despair said...

Question: can we get a comment on why Francisco Torres was left off the Gold Cup roster? Was club commitments? A rumored injury? Poor form while in SA? Just curious.

shannon said...

well even if they havnt slept they should be happy that mikey and los made a top 10 most attractive list from the confed cup.


Phil Clements said...

So if I make a beeline for LAX I might catch the coaches (and players?) as they exit the terminal?

Kasey said...

There's a lot of Jose Torres questions I want answers.

Phil said...

Nice glamor shot, Carlos.

shubbz said...

I just want to see jose Torres play against Mexico in August, I think that would be pretty cool.