The USA Men’s Hockey team arrived in Bhubaneswar on Saturday morning as they look to compete in the FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019.
The FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019 starts from 6th June 2019 here at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium which will see USA participate as they start their journey on the road to the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
The team led by Indian American Ajai Dhadwal, who has 112 caps under his belt, spoke on his team’s arrival,
“It is a great opportunity for our team to come here to India, and play in front of a great crowd. We don’t get such great atmosphere back in the our country, but fans are really passionate about hockey here in Bhubaneswar.” said the 25 year old skipper.
“We are going to give our best in the FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019, and we will look to take it one match at a time to make sure we are fully focused on the task at hand. It is a tough challenge but we are looking to give competition to all our opponents.”Ajai said.
USA are grouped with South Africa, Japan and Mexico in Pool B.
USA will play their first match of the tournament against South Africa on the opening day at 08.45hrs IST.