“We'll try things out there. We want to get to know the people. We want to build relationships, if it's at the hotel, at the training ground. We want to get a feel for how things work there -- for the Brazilian lifestyle, in a certain way -- and this is a good opportunity. So we connected it because no other [World Cup] team really has that January camp happening. It's because of the schedule that MLS has gives us that opportunity.”
-- Jurgen Klinsmann, explaining to reporters, on the opening of the January training camp
Tuesday morning at the StubHub Center, the purpose of next week's trip to Sao Paulo, where the USA will stay at the hotel that will serve as its World Cup base and train at Sao Paulo FC facilities.
Two closed-door scrimmages are set during the team's 13-day stay. (MLSSoccer.com)