A team's preparation for the World Cup is always complicated.
Some tournaments depend on them. As a result of Germany's hideaway in Brazil in 2014, they won the world cup.
In 1998, it was cited as one of several factors contributing to the US men's national team's miserable time in France.
Whether it's the host nation, the venues, the training base, or the opponents, every tournament has its own peculiarities.
It is well known to the USSF staff, led by Tom King. World Cup 2022.
This event will be unlike any other, and not just because it is the first in the Middle East.
With a November start, the tournament falls right in the middle of the European club season.
In terms of preparation, that has created all sorts of obstacles, and that is especially true for the U.S.