The Dynamo held their first training session in Charleston on Sunday morning at the Charleston Battery's practice facility. It was a cold morning, with conditions similar to the first few days in Tucson on the club's preseason trip three weeks ago. The picture below confirms the stories from the Chicago Fire, which encountered a live alligator ambling up the shore and laying out beside the field at their training session on Friday morning. Apparently the gator is known to live in the pond, and he came out on Friday. Unfortunately, there were no gator sightings at the field today.
Today's practice included some technical work before the group engaged in a full field game that was sharp and crisp. The session ended with a bit of conditioning, highlighting the business-like nature of this trip, or any preseason trip for that matter.
With opening day just 13 days away, the club is getting ready for D.C. United and the long season ahead. After several scrimmages in Houston, this trip represents the final phase of preseason, with the regular season coming into clear view.
The team will train again on Monday and Tuesday before facing the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday. The match is at 4 p.m. CT and can be seen at www.USLnation.com.