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Day two in South Africa

26 March 3:30 pm

Day two in South Africa

By Missy Wade

The Revolution Under-16s played their first game of the 2012 Future Champions Gauteng tournament on Monday, just one day after the 18-hour trip from Boston.

After sleeping in for a bit, the team met for breakfast on the first floor of the hotel. Between then and a light pregame lunch, players had a chance to receive treatment and prepare for the match.
 
The group then got to see a little more of the surrounding area en route to the Nike Football Training Center in Soweto, including Soccer City, site of the 2010 World Cup final.
 
A full game story from the Revs’ 3-0 loss to the Orlando Pirates can be found HERE.
 
Following the match, which was broadcast live on television here in South Africa, head coach Bryan Scales and captain Christian Sady were interviewed as part of the postgame coverage. The group then headed to the locker room to change, returning to the field after for the opening ceremonies. As part of the ceremony, all of the teams were welcomed and were treated to a performance by a zulu dance troupe.
 
Upon returning to the hotel, the team held a quick regeneration session in the pool. Finally, everyone met back up for dinner and a team meeting before spending some time unwinding before bed.
 
The Revs will take on SAFA School of Excellence (South Africa) tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. ET. In-game updates will be available on www.twitter.com/nerevslive, while live video can be found on www.future-champions.net.