Aug. 16, 2004
THESSALONIKI, Greece (Aug. 16, 2004) - The U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team got a well-deserved day off from training on Sunday after clinching a berth in the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Brazil on Saturday. The U.S. athletic trainers did put the players through a short pool workout in the morning at the spectacular pool setup at the team hotel, but the players had the rest of the day to themselves, and most spent some time with friends and family, who have come to Greece in a group of about 90-strong. Overall, it was a relaxing day for the U.S. team, ending with a screening in the players’ lounge of “50 First Dates” featuring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The U.S. team also watched many hours of Olympic events as the Games got into full swing. The Olympics are being broadcast on at least four different channels in the team hotel – none of them in English – forcing the U.S. team to try to focus on the massive number of swimming heats searching for U.S. swimmers, and flipping channels back and forth to find their favorite events and other American athletes competing.