Training this morning was of the technical nature, which means less tactics and scrimmaging and more work on the basics - ball striking, precise passing, and of course finishing, just to name a few. Above Becky Sauerbrunn works on some long balls while Lauren Cheney (below) goes all Abby Wambach on this cross. Cheney has looked quite good in the air recently. Vegas odds have her 3-1 to score a head goal in this tournament.
We're not going to say it was warm today, but it was considerably more comfortable than yesterday when it actually snowed in Chongqing. It was balmy enough that Stephanie Cox (below) even shed her sweatpants for training, although we're pretty sure she put them back on soon after this picture was taken.