Sunday, May 24, 2009

Class with Thomas Rongen

Today's afternoon Showcase game is an intrasquad scrimmage by the U-20 Men's National Team. With the team divided between red and blue jerseys, the players drew to 0-0 at the half. There were a few slight chances, but for the most part both defenses were holding strong.

The bigger news was head coach Thomas Rongen standing on the crowd sideline rather than his team's, speaking to the audience about coaching tactics, player scouting and what the Development Academy has meant for all the youth national teams. The players and coaches that chose to stick around today are getting a great lesson on what it takes to be one of the best players in the country. Just another example of the advantages that players and coaches have by being part of the D.A.

We'll be back later with a scrimmage recap and some photos from the game as day three of the 2009 Spring Showcase comes to a close. While you wait, why not check out today's Studio 90 News for highlights from yesterday's U-17s match vs an Academy Select team?

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