This weekend, the LA Galaxy begin a run of three matches on the road and the challenge is being welcomed by star midfielder David Beckham. Saturday sees the Galaxy take on DC United in Washington before travelling to Toronto for Thursday night's clash and then Chicago next weekend.
Beckham sees the away trip as a good chance for the team to get some vital points that they are not expected to.
"It could be a good thing," Beckham said. "You get that time together as a team and you bond when you're away for so long.
"That part is going to be great. I think it's important when you bond as a team, especially so early in the season."
Beckham has plenty of experience travelling in Europe but those trips are usually much shorter than the ones clubs have to undertake in the USA and Canada. He feels that doing a stint of three in a row is good way to go about things and just hopes that the Galaxy can produce their brilliant recent away form (seven wins from last 10) besides the last start 4-1 loss to Real Salt Lake.
"You don't [realize the travel involved] until you obviously play in this league, but it's part of it," Beckham added. "The fact that we're away for the three games, it makes it easier to do all three at the same time.
"It could be a good thing. We keep all of our players fit and be ready and not play like we did in Salt Lake. We'll be all right."