A day following the team’s 3-2 victory over LA, the Rapids' coaches and players hit the beach for a little stretch and regeneration this afternoon.
After the team gathered for breakfast, everyone piled onto the bus and headed a few miles down the road to Redondo Beach where head athletic trainer Jaime Rojas led the group in some stretching exercises. The team, including head coach Gary Smith and assistant Steve Guppy, then took the plunge into the freezing waters of the Pacific Ocean.
With posted water temperatures of 57 degrees, the cold salt water was the perfect medicine for all the aching muscles.
The players will have the rest of the day off, but many will take advantage of their free time to scout their next regular season opponent tonight when they head back over to The Home Depot Center to watch the Columbus Crew vs. Chivas USA match at 5pm local time.