The U.S. U-17 team was bid farewell prior to their departure from the Los Angeles Airport by several members of the media, family, friends, fans and two-time World Cup star Paul Caligiuri. In an passionate and inspiring speech Caligiuri wished the team luck and shared his personal World Cup experiences and the impact it has had on his professional and personal life.
The following is a look at the U-17s tentative training schedule leading up to their Nov. 10 showdown against New Zealand:
|Nov. 5||11:00 a.m.||Bill McKinley Park|
|Nov. 6||10:00 a.m.||Bill McKinley Park|
|Nov. 7||10:00 a.m.||Bill McKinley Park|
|Nov. 8||10:00 a.m.||Bill McKinley Park|
|Nov. 9||TBD||North Harbour Stadium|
|Nov. 10||7:30 p.m.||North Harbour Stadium|
QUOTES OF THE DAY
JORDAN CILA (Jericho, NY)
On The U-17s Arrival in New Zealand:
"We are all very exited and happy to have made the long journey over to New Zealand. It feels great to finally be here. The next couple of days the training sessions will be intense as everyone will be focused and ready to reach our ultimate goal - winning the youth World Cup."
Note: The U-17s are unbeaten, 12-0-0, when Cila scores a goal in international play.