Dan Woog, Kurt Dasbach and Tom Henske enjoyed the 1-1 US-Argentina match last night — and got an inside view of US national team preparations to boot.
Thanks to the Top of the Hill Team, the 3 Staples coaches attended a 2-day US Soccer Symposium at the New Meadowlands Stadium. On Friday they met with national team staff members to hear insights about the upcoming match, then watched the US national team’s hour-long training session.
Yesterday there were discussions about the Argentine preparations, plus words from head coach Bob Bradley and US youth technical director Claudio
Reyna. They watched pre-game warmups from the field. After the US — outmanned — struck opportunistically for the draw, they heard national team assistant coaches Mike Sorber and Jesse Marsh break down the match.
The symposium was a reunion of sorts for Henske, who as a goalkeeper led the University of Virginia to 3 national championships. In addition to Reyna, he spent time with fellow Cavaliers Jeff Agoos and keeper Tony Meola.