So this weekend was all about watching soccer, unpacking, and packing again.
- Soccer: US vs Venezuela & US vs Latvia. We won both games and in both games (2-0; 1-0) the team looked strong. I have to say though, I am huge fan of Dempsey and Convey. We play a much more exciting style of soccer with Convey and Dempsey on the field than when other veteran players are on the field. On the other hand, we are more methodical and possession oriented against Latvia (when some of the veterans were starting). I think the US team needs to find a middle ground. They need to breed and encourage the creativity and explosiveness of Convey and Dempsey, yet maintain the possession game elsewhere on the field. Right now, we are 'either-or', rather than what I would consider a deadly mix.
- Unpacking: The boxes never end at the new house. But I see light at the end of the tunnel.
- Packing: Unpack on Friday, repack on Sunday. Week 3 of travel starts tomorrow at 4:30 am. Happy Memorial Day to me.