Photographer Victor Lucas brings us ten unique images from the first day of practise at the World Cup finals in Windham.

After a couple of months trucking around the Alps living out of my van, I've had to trim everything down to the bare essentials for air travel to the World Cup Final here in Windham in the northeast corner of the US and A.

That meant leaving behind my most important photo tool - the umbrella. Unfortunately the curse of the World Cup weather seems to have followed us and it was raining solidly for the first few days this week. I guess this region is called New England for a reason.