After Friday’s off day – which the team used to rest and engage in some off-campus activities, including a visit to the aquarium – the players were ready to go for their last game of Finals Week on Saturday.
As the only morning match of the tournament, the 90-degree kickoff was only magnified by the humidity. But the players rose to the occasion, pulling out a 3-1 victory against Seattle Sounders FC.
Everyone was pleased with the win to cap off a strong year. And to show their appreciation, the captains, Willis Griffith and Dom Machado, doused Coach John Frederick with the water cooler postgame.
Lunch was back at the dining hall and the group then had a few hours to unwind. An end-of-year team meeting followed, before the group had dinner and headed over to at BBVA Compass Stadium for the championship game.