U.S. to do everything in its power to beat Ghana
WELL I can't say that there are a lot of ideas popping in my head at the moment. I am surprised that I lasted this long writing every day. If you know my history, writing has not been one of the top things on my list.
Since this is a World Cup blog, I think that I should tell you a little bit about our day. Like most days, today we started with practice in which we focused on getting our attack and defensive shape. After practice we participated in our daily spa ritual. It was then time to pack our bags as we headed to yet another city. This time, it was Nuremberg ,where we will play Ghana. Though the atmosphere was not apparently different, we all know the importance of this game and will do everything to win.
Upon arrival, I noticed that Nuremberg, or at least the area we are staying in, lacks the city-like atmosphere of Hamburg. There is a lot to do in Hamburg, with easy access to shops, the train station, sites, and restaurants. Thus upon arrival we had a meal and then watched England and Sweden play.
Of course I always enjoy watching a good soccer game. In this game, England appeared to dominate the run of play, but Sweden looked dangerous on all their set pieces (free kicks and corner kicks). Set pieces are a very important part of soccer and a large percentage of goals are scored as a result of these. This area is one of my strengths and where I tend to score a lot of my goals. It is a very physical situation, where a lot of pushing, pulling and holding occurs. In fact, FIFA has made it a point this World Cup to have referees cut down on the activity in the box. This helps ensure a fairer game is played.
Well I guess I had more to say than I thought. Aloha.
Kamehameha graduate Brian Ching is representing the U.S. in the World Cup