Scotland assistant manager Peter Houston insists the national team’s post-season friendly against the USA is vital preparation ahead of the next term’s World Cup qualifiers.
Craig Levein’s men will take to the field in Jacksonville in one of two matches before the campaign to reach Brazil 2014 kicks-off in September.
And Dundee United manager Houston says nobody in the 22-man squad is treating the game as meaningless.
"We are looking forward to the trip because we see this game as being the first in the build-up towards the qualifiers for the World Cup, so it's a very important game in many ways," said Houston, who reported no call-offs as the team jetted off to Florida.
"It's one that we're looking forward to but we're not there for a holiday. We're here to try to win a match against the United States so the preparation will be as thorough as ever."
Hearts’ Andy Webster will join up with the team after their Scottish Cup victory celebrations in the capital while Blackpool winger Matt Phillips will depart from Manchester along with other English-based players.