MNT May 24, 2010
The U.S. team has arrived in Hartford, Conn., in advance of the first Send-Off Series match against the Czech Republic on May 25 at Rentschler Field at 8 p.m. ET live on ESPN and Galavision. The squad broke camp in Princeton, N.J. this afternoon and took a 4-hour bus ride to Hartford, although there was a bit of a hiccup at the beginning of the journey. Seems the bus wouldn't start. As it wasn't anything a good jump couldn't solve, the USA was soon on its way and arrived in Hartford around 7 p.m. One of the highlights of the otherwise uneventful bus ride was what one passenger called "the greatest card trick ever" pulled off by forward Herculez Gomez. Seriously, it was some David Copperfield stuff going on there. Dumbledore has got nothing on Herculez. We got it on video and will try to get it up at some point. The team will hold its pre-game stadium training tomorrow and a large crowd is expected on Tuesday at the 40,000-seat venue.