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:
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)
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.