Saturday, December 15, 2007


Following the 0-0 draw last night in Changsha, the team changed venues and flew south to Guangzhou, where like Florida in wintertime, it's considerably warmer. Late this afternoon they hit the field for a 45-minute session at Xiu Shan Stadium, the site of Sunday afternoon's rematch with the Chinese U23's. The group warmed up with a version of 5 v. 2, then the starters broke off to stretch while the reserves worked on possession before engaging in a crossing and finishing exercise. The stadium is set in the hills of Guangzhou, and the onset of dusk framed a beautiful scenic of the city with a quarter-moon visible in the eastern sky. Another fantastic crowd is expected on the weekend, both teams clearly intent on aiming for a victory to close out the year...

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