Sunday, January 20, 2008

Fall-back Career

Just in case they decide they don't like soccer anymore, some members of the U-23 team could fall back on being part of the grounds crew at any stadium or golf course across the country. The torrential rain and thunderstorms we mentioned last night left a puddle the size of Lake Michigan down one of the touchlines. With the advice of a staff member (we're really not sure who should get credit/blame for this one), the team took a bench from a nearby field, flipped it upside-down and squeegeed the puddle to the best of their ability.

It really worked! It was still pretty soggy along the sideline, but the standing water was gone. Pretty impressive work from the players. You can see some of the water pouring from the side of the bench in the photo to the right.

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