Mexico Day 10: A Little R&R

08 February 7:28 pm

Mexico Day 10: A Little R&R

By Frank Della Femina

Riviera Maya - The team was given the day off today follow Tuesday's preseason-opening 2-0 win over FC Dallas. In an effort to continue building the team's chemistry, the boys headed down the road to a local action park for a day filled with ATV rides, zip lines and a ton of other crazy outdoorsy activities. We embedded a few video guys to go along on the trip, so definitely keep an eye out for that. The pic on the right should give you a better idea of what's to come. Also, if you haven't seen it by now, Dax McCarty, Matt Kassel and Stephen Keel sat down on the beach here in Mexico to chat about Twitter, Joel Lindpere's affinity for tanning and the preseason. Guaranteed must-watch video from this trip.

Player Movement/Injuries
- Pool goalkeeper Chris Konopka and Raymond Yeboah are no longer with the squad
- Midfielder Teemu Tainio is day to day with a minor calf injury.

Wilman Conde
Defender Wilman Conde joined the team on Sunday and has since been going through rigorous three-a-day workouts with the training staff here in Mexico (cue the Rocky theme song?). There's currently no timetable set for his preseason debut with the team, but the upcoming trip to Arizona may be used as a measuring stick to gauge his fitness level.

Next Match
The squad returns to training Thursday morning but will get another taste of a match Saturday when they take on Mexican side Merida. The game will not be available as an online stream, however we will provide updates throughout the match on our Twitter page.