MNT May 30, 2011
Two generations of U.S. Soccer Supporters watch training MondayMore than 60 members of the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club accepted the special invitation to come watch the U.S. Men’s National Team training session on Memorial Day. The fans were treated to a spirited session with some great exercises and some good goals to boot. Afterwards, U.S. coach Bob Bradley addressed the fans and several of the players stopped to sign autographs. Matt Garner drove in from Charlotte and enjoyed both the serious and the fun side of seeing the team up close.
“It was a good experience, being able to understand what they do in practice and how they bring that over to the game,” said Garner. “Bob Bradley is often serious, and it was fun to see him out here laughing with the guys and everybody else.”
Ian Ainslie also came in from Charlotte and appreciated the opportunity. “It’s really nice. It shows that they are aware of their supporters,” he said. ”They are trying to do a little to give back, give us something a little bit more for the travel we put in to go and support them.”
His favorite part of the session? “Steve Cherundolo’s goal that he had against Timmy towards the end of the scrimmage. It's good to see a fullback get a goal,” he replied. Good news, Steve. We got it on tape!
Thanks again to all the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club members who were able to make it out today.