We started the day with 19 "healthy" boys and are maintaining that status quo!!!!! We are very hopeful that it will remain that way for your trip home.
The boys began their day with breakfast at the Hostel in Maastricht and then left for their last training with Leo. They trained from 9:30-11:30 and then headed back for a quick lunch before leaving to pick the girls team up in Valkenswaard. We then did get the chance to visit the PSV Fan Shop for a quick shopping spree. It's amazing how much money can be spent in the 20 minutes allotted for this side trip on our way back to Amsterdam!
We arrived at 4:15 at the stadium for the evenings games. The boys were able to watch the first half of the girls game before warmup for their 6 pm game. Congratulations to the girls for their 2-1 victory. The boys played ASC Waterwijk in Almere/Amsterdam. They were a superior team with tons of speed, skill, size and athleticism. The boys fell 7-0. The team as well as the parents welcomed us into their Cantina where they enjoyed some drinks, french fries and conversation.
After 8 trainings sessions and 4 games, we just wanted to let you know that the boys will be exhausted upon arrival back in Vermont.
Throughout the week, the boys received many compliments from the hotels, hostels and groups that we encountered. They all said what a very nice and polite group of boys.
We will send a text once we arrive in Boston and are heading back on the bus. The flight is scheduled to arrive in Boston at 6:35 and we are hoping to be on the bus by 8 pm.