After checking in receiving room assignments, information packets, uniforms and tote bags provided by the combine sponsor Umbro, the players are split up into six teams, each with a coach ranging from current PDL coaches to an assistant coach with MLS Chicago Fire, Larry Sunderland.
|Joshua Borja, fromCal S tate-Chico runs |
through a drill
Day two was all scrimmages between teams. Each team played two matches one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
It was a surprisingly cold morning but the players didn't seem to mind as most were sweating by the end of their matches. I on the other had had numb fingers and toes! The sun peaked out as the third game of the morning was finishing. After a lunch break, the matches resumed and seemed to played at a higher intesity as teh player seem to shake off their nerves.
|Aboubacarim Ndaw from Senegal (blue)|
battles Thomas McClean from Scotland