It didn't take long to see the first sheep on the USA's drive from Auckland to Hamilton as defender Amber Brooks had the first confirmed sighting. Of course, there are around 50 million sheep in New Zealand so it was only a matter of minutes until one of those woolly beasts showed itself. Truth be told, though, there were more cows than sheep on the USA's beautiful drive to Hamilton through rolling countryside. There were no Hobbit sightings, but we'll keep you posted if the team takes an excursion to The Shire. It did rain a bit on the bus ride, but by the time the team got to Hamilton, the skies had cleared and the weather for training was actually quite refreshing, although very blustery. The weather is forecast for the high-60s for most of the U-17 Women's World Cup, which should make for great soccer weather as long as the wind doesn't play a factor.