WNT Oct 27, 2010
The U.S. WNT wasn't able to train at Estadio Quintana Roo today (none of the Group B teams are getting stadium trainings to preserve the field which will host six first round matches), but the squad did move to its training site for the rest of the tournament, which happens to be on a sod farm, hence it's a pretty good pitch. A few coaches and staff did get to take a look at Quintana Roo and the field is large, in good shape and features about the most colorful seat designs you've ever seen. This is Cancun after all.
U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage will be able to suit up 18 of the 20 players on the roster and there will be three allowed substitutes per team. The USA and Haiti haven't met since qualifying for the 2008 Olympics and this will be just the third-ever meeting between the two countries. The first came back in 1991 during Women's World Cup qualifying that was actually held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Quintana Roo is the home stadium for Atlante in the Mexican First Division, but the club is currently sitting in last place. Hopefully, the U.S. team can bring some goal scoring magic to the venue.
The team benches are in dugouts at field level, but we're pretty sure Pia Sundhage will be standing on the track for 90 minutes to watch these WWC qualifying games.