YNT May 1, 2012
The U.S. U-17 WNT had two trainings today, but both were reasonably light, as the team zeroes in on its CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship opener on May 3 against the Bahamas. The morning training was at the ground of C.S.D. Municipal, perhaps Guatemala's most popular club, and several of the Municipal players hung around for a few minutes after their training to watch the U.S. team. We are getting the impression that American girls have been a bit of a novelty for the fans so far in Guatemala.
One of the nicknames for C.S.D. Municipal is Diablos Rojos (Red Devils), but according to the U.S. players, they are actually little Angels.
U.S. GK Jane Campbell saves a blast from point blank range
The afternoon training served as the USA's one practice in the game venue and the players ran through an hour workout at Estadio Cementos Progreso where they found the artificial surface to be quite good, not too hard and very playable (certainly as compared to most plastic fields).
Picture then Practice
The players also got their passports checked by the tournament organizers and then had spirited, high-energy training until darkness fell on Guatemala City. The field is wide and long, which should benefit the athletic U.S. players who like to play the flanks and run at teams.
Summer Green and her passport prove she is who she says she is...and that she's 17.