A World Cup requires a lot of travel, moving from city to city and hotel to hotel, which means a lot of packing, un-packing and re-packing. After arriving in New Zealand, the U.S. has traveled from Auckland to Hamilton, Hamilton to Auckland, Auckland back to Hamilton, Hamilton to Christchurch and Christchurch back to Auckland. And that was one of the easier travel schedules of any team at the U-17 World Cup. All of this travel prompted U.S. midfielder Olivia Klei to utter this gem on the subject:
Fortunately, the Pleasanton, California native doesn't live that far from Santa Clara University, where she will matriculate in the fall of 2009. She can make several trips with her stuff by car to her dorm.