WNT Feb 21, 2010
The U.S. team arrived in Portugal knowing that the weather before and during the tournament was going to be a bit rainy. So far, only a smattering of rain has come down during the USA's trainings, but it has rained hard at times during the evenings. You may have heard about the massive rains, flooding and mudslides that have taken lives on Madeira, an archipelago that is part of Portugal, but about 1000 kilometers southwest of the Algarve and west of Morocco. The outskirts of the storm that hit there also hit the Algarve, although not nearly as bad. Still, there have been some high winds and thunderstorms that are dumping unneeded water on the fields which might make for a muddy Algarve Cup this year. Amazingly, the only day over the next 10 in which rain is not forcast is this Wednesday, when the USA will open the Algarve Cup against Iceland in Vila Real de San Antonio.