Sao Paulo FC Training Facility, Barra Funda, Brazil -- The wait is over - at least for the players.
The 23 players who will contest the 2014 World Cup for the USA have landed in their Sao Paulo base. Looking a little weary but relaxed, the players and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann returned to the familiar surrounding of the Sao Paulo training complex at Barra Funda.
There is still a full week to go until the USMNT takes the field in its first Group G game where Ghana will provide the opposition.
The USMNT communications staff assured the journalists gathered of no hitches in the trip, just the routine weariness a long flight entails.
The side was rightly on a high after completing a hat trick of warmup wins with a 2-1 win over a talented but weary-looking Nigeria side.
That followed a win by a similar score over Turkey and a 2-0 win over a weak Azerbaijani side. Both the goals the USA conceded were penalties and they were both consolation goals, scored when the USA already lead 2-0 and the game was drawing to a close.