Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wabash Soccer Headed to Argentina

Wabash soccer is headed south for the summer. Well, the end of summer, technically. The team leaves Tuesday for Buenos Aires. The trip has been planned ever since Head Coach Roberto Giannini became the Little Giant skipper three years ago.

The Little Giants will tour Buenos Aires and La Plata, the capital city of the province of Buenos Aires, on their first day. On their second day, they will play against the famed Boca Juniors. Sightseeing follows over the next two days before an Aug. 10 match against Estudiantes.

The trip, the first for some to South America, or even out of the United States, will also feature a visit to Uruguay and a tour of Colonia. After playing Independiente Aug. 13, the Little Giants will spend one more day in Buenos Aires touring and shopping before going to see a professional soccer match Aug. 15.

The timing is excellent to see some of the best professional soccer in the world, as the Wabash players and coaches arrive for the beginning of spring in Argentina - the first weekend of the countries’ professional soccer league. The Little Giant crew will see at least one — maybe two — professional games at La Bombonera stadium, which seats 120,000 fans. Wabash players will practice at the stadium for four days and will be helped by league professional coaches.

The team will blog their trip once they arrive in South America.

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