Thanks for all the kind wishes. I know I should have said something earlier about being MIA but didn't
it likely will be lost on Tama's thread but agree that it was sad they played the finale in a high school gym. I'm supposed to be chatting with Reed Sunahara, the U.S. women's assistant, later this week and will ask about the reasoning.
The good news is there is something in the works for the U.S. men to play at the SSC, likely against Japan, and as soon as next year. Nothing finalized but those involved are working hard to make this happen.