Friday, June 02, 2006

The US are in Germany

The US men touched down in Germany today to begin what we all hope will be a long stay in Hamburg. They were greeted at the airport by a band, a red carpet and many reporters. Soon after arriving at their hotel, Bruce Arena, Claudio Reyna and Steve Cherundolo held a press conference where the Bruce had a few good lines.

When a German reporter asked, "Mr. Arena, why are you having your team practicing this afternoon already after this long flight? Do you think it's not yet in shape?"

Arena did what he does so well and gave a response with enough sarcasm to make any teenager drop their jaw in awe.

We don't know what we're doing. We figured we'd come here and maybe practice a couple of times before the opening game. You think there's something wrong with that too?

Why not? Just go out and break a sweat a little bit. Get the travel out of them. Try to get their bodies adjusted to the new time zone. I don't know. I thought it was an interesting concept, to practice, but perhaps I'm wrong.

He had plenty of other good nuggets of joy, as you can read here or listen to here.

It will be so much fun to watch how the German press reacts to Arena during the tournament.



Anonymous Susan said...

The team actually practiced the same day that they arrived? Maybe they actually have comfortable seats on their plane and can sleep on the flight. I always end up sleepwalking through the airport.

7:53 AM  

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