LOS ANGELES – Training ended 10 minutes ago. The equipment managers are moving the goals off the field, packing up pinnies, and bagging up balls. Most of the players are getting in a final cool-down stretch or taking off their cleats to switch into sneakers for the bus ride back to the hotel.
Matt Turner, meanwhile, is playing two-touch with assistant coach Dave van den Bergh.
It’s a simple juggling game. Participants are required to take two touches, in the air, before passing the ball off to their opponent. No thighs allowed – feet and chest, primarily.