The MetroStars followed up their match with Jabloteh with a spirited practice in Trinidad's Hasely Crawford Stadium on Wednesday. Agility and fitness were the focal points, as the team puts the finishing touches on the 2005 preseason.
The club will play one more contest in Trinidad Friday night at 7 p.m. local time (6 p.m. ET) before departing the island Saturday morning. They will remain in the Tri-State Area until Thursday, when they leave for Jackson, Miss., to play the Chicago Fire on March 25.
The reception was held in Hasely Crawford Stadium's function hall and on display was a video presentation from Trinidad and Tobago's 'Carnival,' which is the island tradition that falls two days before Ash Wednesday. Similar to Mardis Gras, Carnival has a large parade where participants are adorned in elaborate costumes and headdresses.