After days of training and preparation, today was game day. We were working the opening match between Canada and Jamaica. Here is a run down of the day: We woke up and had breakfast and started making plans for the match. We then got some rest and had lunch while we did our pre-game preparation. We like to do our pre-game before we go to the stadium because at these events you never know what is going to happen when you get to the stadium—with people coming in and out of the locker room, wanting things done on their schedule it is often easier to avoid the distractions to do the pre-game at the hotel.
Then we were off to the stadium with the assistance of a police escort to make the trip quickly. When we arrived we checked the field again, then started changing and getting ourselves ready for the match. Once ready, we warmed up as a team. Game time...the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup is underway!
Game was 1-0 for Can. We then watched the second match as El Salvador defeated Costa Rica 2-1. Tomorrow we get on a flight to Columbus to prepare for the next set of games.