WASHINGTON – The CUA men’s soccer team is gearing up
for the start of the 2010 season as the Cardinals look to defend
their Landmark Conference championship. Prior to beginning
preseason practice on campus however, the team will head overseas
to England for a training trip beginning on Friday, August 13.
Head coach Travis Beauchamp is looking forward to the trip, as it will provide his team an opportunity to get some work done on the pitch, while becoming a tighter unit off of it. “We are very excited about the upcoming tour in England. Our guys have worked hard over the last year to make this trip possible. It was purposely scheduled during August so that we could use it as a jump-start for the season. We want to build on the success that was seen last season and I think this will be a great start.”
The Cardinals will leave on August 13 when they fly across the pond to London, England. Following a morning of training on Saturday, August 14 the team will head over to check out a match between Chelsea and West Bromm beginning at 5:30 local time.
Other activities planned for the team while in England include a tour of the new Wembley Stadium, a visit to Old Trafford, which is the world famous home of Manchester United FC, and a training session at Finch Farm, which is the training complex of Everton FC. The Cardinals will also play several matches during their tour of England.
Another highlight of the trip will be a visit to a local
hospital where the Cardinals will have a chance to meet some of the
children who are currently there.
Throughout the team’s stay in England, coach Beauchamp will check in with periodic blog updates as well as photos of where the Cardinals are visiting. Check back to cuacardinals.com for the latest updates!