WNT Oct 25, 2010
The U.S. WNT continued its preparation today for the 2010 CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying tournament on what was widely agreed by the players at the hotest day so far. The team is actually loving the heat, but it could cool down tomorrow as some rain is expected due to a possible tropical storm brushing past Cancun. The team trained again at the home of Pioneros of Cancun (see above), which now serves as the third division side for Atlante. There was A LOT of crossing and finishing today, followed by lunch, a three hour break and then weights at the team hotel. The team is working hard, but all 20 players are quite healthy and feeling good.
U.S. defender Ali Krieger drinks her post-practice recovery shake after a hard practice. It was 85-degrees in Cancun today, but in the mid-30s in Frankfurt, Germany, where she lives and plays her club soccer. A difference of about 50 degrees? We think Krieger will take Cancun.
The U.S. players couldn't take their post-practice recovery dip for their legs in the ocean today. They might not look it, but apparently the currents were very strong and the lifeguards didn't want the players going out too far. So they hit the pool. Not as cold, but no undertow.