This week training starts for me with the Columbus Crew. On Thursday and Friday we will do some testing before we head to our first pre-saison camp to Florida.
After that we will play a tournament in Austin, Texas, then we head back to Florida for another 2 weeks of training before we start the MLS Regular Season 2015 away at Houston.
I used the past 2 Month to work hard on my fitness. That’s why I am well prepared for the training to start, and I can’t wait for it.
We have a very strong team this season and therefore our target is to make it again to the Playoffs. This season we will compete against two new teams, New York City FC and Orlando City SC, both newly founded teams competing in the MLS for the first time. There are also many international star players joining the MLS for the new Saison and I am looking forward competing with them.
During the holidays I had a chance to visit New York with my wife and we really enjoyed it. It definitely wasn’t our last visit to the Big Apple!
I also want to thank Nike to make it possible for me to visit Nike Town New York!
Otherwise my family and I settled into the USA and Columbus very well and last week I spent my first birthday in the USA, I turned 32.
My wife surprised me with a wonderful dinner, like she also did for Christmas and New Year!
I am looking forward to write to you again from the first training camp in Florida and update you with the latest news and impressions.