The Americans are 13-1-1 this year, ranked No. 1 in the world and didn't even have to worry about snow, the way they did the last time they visited Utah for a game against Mexico two years ago.
"Maybe it's too hot" now, coach Pia Sundhage joked.
Perhaps the only other downside to their opening workout was that defender Heather Mitts took a cleat to her leg and had to be carried off the field with a nasty cut down her shin.
Otherwise, the coaches and players were encouraged at the prospect of building their rhythm and confidence and playing their Olympic send-off game in front of a big crowd on home soil. So far, about 16,000 tickets have been sold, according to RSL officials.
"Just having our send-off game and showing America what we're going over with the mentality, the attitude, the confidence," midfielder Lauren Cheney said. "It will be a huge confidence-builder to perform well in this game."
The Americans have reason to be confident.
Not only are they two-time defending Olympic gold medalists, but they're also 5-0-1 in six games since losing 1-0 to Japan in Portugal on March 5 in a rematch of the Women's World Cup final that the Americans lost last summer.
Since then, they tied Japan 1-1 in Japan, then beat them 4-1 in Sweden earlier this month.
In their last four games, the Americans have outscored opponents 14-3 including two convincing victories against Women's World Cup bronze medalist Sweden on its home soil. They also beat Canada 4-0 in their last meeting Jan. 29.
"All of us have done a great job," Sundhage said, "and it's all about [trying] to peak when you go into the Olympic tournament. It feels good right now. … We get a lot of confidence not only from the results, but also the way we play, as well."
U.S. vs. Canada
P Saturday, noon
TV • NBC
Tickets • USSoccer.com
The U.S. women's national team will hold an open workout on Friday at Rio Tinto Stadium. The session is free and open to the public, starting at 11 a.m.