June 20, 2003
Life on the road with the U.S. Youth National Teams features intense training sandwiched around hours of down time. Oh, and there are long flights to places like Italy, Guatemala, or Finland, where the Under-17 Men’s National Team will compete in the FIFA U-17 World Championship from August 13-30. Of course, one of the most popular ways to get through the long days is to throw on some headphones (the big puffy kind, not the earplug variety) and turn it up to 11, which is what midfielder/forward Guillermo Gonzalez (or just “Memo” to friends and teammates) does quite frequently.