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U.S. Men's National Team Prepares to Face Bolivia on Sunday in Santa Cruz


SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (Friday, January 22, 1999) - After arriving in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, early yesterday morning, the U.S. Men's National Team trained for approximately one hour in the afternoon before returning to the team hotel.

Today's workouts took place at the training grounds of FC Blooming, the reigning club champions of Bolivia. With temperatures reaching the mid-90s, the team trained for just over one hour. The squad will undergo one more training session, tomorrow, at the Ramon Tahuichi Aguilera Stadium, site of Sunday's match.

LIVE WEB UPDATES: American fans interested in finding out the latest updates from the U.S. Men's National Team match in Santa Cruz on Sunday (Jan. 24) can do so by visiting the official U.S. Soccer website at www.us-soccer. The match, which is only the second time in the last two years that game has not been televised live in the USA, will kickoff at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.

POSSIBLE FAMILY SQUABBLE: When Joe-Max Moore realized the United States would be playing Bolivia in an international friendly, he realized it would open some friendly debate within his family. Moore's wife, Martha, whose family is of Bolivian descent, is cousins with Bolivia's starting goalkeeper, Jose "Gato" Fernandez. With Moore a possible inclusion in Bruce Arena's lineup, there could be an interesting scenario if the 5-foot-9 forward gets a crack at the Bolivian goal.

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