"What we see from the players is they're checking the table everyday," Berhalter says. "They're wondering where they're at. They're looking for points. Some are at the bottom and they're upset about it. The ones at the top try and keep their lead.
"It's a really interesting way for us to get another level of engagement when we're having the small-sided games, or game forms. We'll do it for set pieces, for finishing exercises. ... For all the work that the guys are doing and the effort they put in, the least we can do is put them in an enjoyable environment. We want to make sure they have fun in training, and the training tournament is a way to have that fun."
(It starts with attacker Paul Arriola giving goalkeeping a try against Sebastian Lletget.)