Hi everyone, I’m writing to you from Curitiba, Brazil from the training facilities of Athletico Paranaense. We have been here a week and we have played two matches. One here against a lower division club which we won 2-1 and one against Paranaense reserves which we tied 1-1. The game against Paranaense reserves was intense and competitive and we as a group are looking forward to playing their first team on Wednesday.
Other than that, it hasn’t been too eventful cause we are in a gated training facility with armed guards at the gate . Things we do in our free time is play ping pong, pool, and most importantly get on the internet. They have a really nice set-up if you brought a laptop where the internet connection is right next to your bed. (But I do believe that computers are taking away from human interaction….as I walk through the hall, I see everyone on my team on their computers not even saying a word to their roomates….lol ……Guys have gotten to the point where they are IMing each other from down the hall just so they won’t have to leave their room.)
Well, till next time this is Chris saying enjoy your family and football.
PS What to look forward in my next blog: FC Dallas midfielder Ramon Nunez who is also my roomate will be sharing his views about Brazil and the upcoming season.