MNT Aug 12, 2013
For the last two days the U.S. team has been training at Grbavica Stadium, the home of current Bosnian League champions Football Club Željezničar (Fudbalski Klub Željezničar). There are a couple things that stick out when you are inside the ground.
First, the scenery is amazing. Set against the backdrop of houses rising into the hills, it's a pretty fantastic setting for football.
Second, the railroad car of the old school variety. The club name Željezničar means "railway worker" named after the railway workers who founded the club. The stadium itself was completed in the early 1950s and used to have a track that passed by the stadium, and the remaining remnant sits just above the field.
Thanks to everyone at the club who take care of the team. A great experience...