Amy Rodriguez just avoids getting "Buehlered" during training. That was close.
The temperature dropped quite a few degrees on Saturday as we guess Spring is not yet entirely here in east England. That just meant the players wore a few more layers during training, which lasted about 90 minutes this morning. With an afternoon off (except for the goalkeepers, who trained...those kids work hard, damn hard), the players had a myriad of entertainment options with a trip to the mall as well as England-Wales on the telly. A bunch of players and coaches tried to watch the German Cup Final featuring Ali Krieger's FFC Frankfurt vs. 2011 Bundesliga champion Turbine Potsdam, but alas, the web stream was not available in England. Still, Krieger's side came out with a 2-1 victory in what was Krieger's last match for Frankfurt as she will return to the United States following this trip. We'll have more on the match later. Krieger will join the U.S. team tomorrow. Many of the players wanted to watch the USA-Argentina MNT game tonight, but with an 11 p.m. kickoff here in London, that's a bit past their bedtimes. Tonight, England moves to Daylight Saving time, meaning that the U.S. players will "Spring Forward" for the second time in a few weeks as it happened in the USA in mid-March, but they will also lose an hour of sleep. And we all know the U.S. WNT players like their sleep. But we'll also get one more hour of light, which is good for afternoon trainings.