The U.S. U-17 WWC Team warms up on a hot day in Cyprus
It was another good day in Cyprus for the U.S. U-17 WNT as it continues preparations for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan.
The squad trained twice on a gorgeous day, putting in some excellent work as the players try to shake the jet lag out of their legs and minds. Day 2 in Europe can be the toughest and a few of the playes were feeling a bit sluggish, but with a another good night's sleep, some more excellent food and just one training on Sunday, the U.S. team will surely be finding that energy that only 17-year-olds have.
At the USA's afternoon training, the U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus John Koenig was nice enough to stop by and speak with the team for a few minutes.
U.S. Ambassador to Cypus John Koenig chats with the U.S. team at training
They don't get too many American teams, never mind a National Team, coming to this small island nation and the U.S. players are certainly enjoying their short stay. Of course, this U-17 WNT seems to enjoy everywhere they go as the squad is always having fun.
Toni Payne and Morgan Stearns get ready for the Tango (ok, we're not sure what they were doing)
One thing that any visitor will notice about Cyprus is that the island is filled with cats. Lots of cats. One was wandering on the USA's floor at the team hotel today and decided to say hello to a few of the U.S. players.
This Cyprus cat likes Mandy Freeman