MNT Jun 2, 2011
With the team getting the morning off of training and traveling to Foxborough later in the day, the support staff has the rare opportunity to get the gear out in advance. Trainers Ivan Pierra and Jim Hashimoto, and equipment manager Jesse Bignami (aided by Marcus Hahnemann - yes, that Marcus) packed up approximately 100 bags and trunks that includes medical supplies, Gatorade coolers, snacks, massage tables, training and game apparel, players footwear, and an array of soccer equipment. The equipment will be driven by truck to Massachusetts, a journey of approximately 700 miles, and will be at the hotel prior to the team's arrival. There's a big U.S. Soccer logo on the side if you want to honk and say hello. OK, there is definitely NOT a U.S. Soccer logo on the truck ...