Aug. 31, 2007
The U.S. Women’s National Team arrived in China on the late afternoon of Aug. 28 and set about preparing for its 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup opener against North Korea on Sept. 11 in Chengdu. The U.S. team was the first of the 15 visiting countries to arrive in China, although the Americans had a longer trip than most teams. Speaking of long trips, Ghana became the second team to arrive, touching down in China yesterday. The USA has first set up training camp in Shanghai, where it will stay until Sept. 6, before taking a three hour flight east (three hours only gets you about halfway across China) to Chengdu.